Between 1956 and 1963 top secret British nuclear tests occurred at the Maralinga site, part of the Woomera Prohibited Area in South Australia. A total of seven nuclear tests were performed at this site while in operation.
Although four major tests had been carried out with some publicity, the minor tests were carried out in absolute secrecy. These secret trials were codenamed ‘Kittens’, ‘Tims’, ‘Rats’ and ‘Vixen’.
July 15, 1960 – While staff were on site of the top secret ‘Vixen’ nuclear program, an unidentified flying object was reported at the nuclear weapons testing range by several credible members of the military.
The following video contains a copy of the actual report, originally submitted to The Range Commander. The briefing gives an insight in to what the members of the military witnessed on the evening of July 15, 1960.