Thanks for your post. Groom Lake has been home to all kinds of programs that need to be kept from pying eyes. As for speed, the A-12 program lived
here, and they were part of the family of the fastest air-breathing manned airplanes ever.
Thanks for your post. If there were F-22s in the area and you head a double sonic boom, maybe there were two that went supersonic at the same time.
They ofter travel in pairs. It might also have been an echo.
Thanks for your post CardDown. The evidence, I suppose is that what those who knew it was a U-2 saw was the same as what others, unaware of the U-2,
were reporting as a U-2. It was reported as a UFO mainly because the observers were unaware that an aircraft could operate at the flight levels
frequented by the U-2.
Thanks for your post. If you are not following a program or technology closely, or if it is highly classified, it seems to have come from nowhere
simply because you are not aware of the "somewhere" from which it came. This was true of the A-Bomb in the 1940s, stealth technology in the 1980s,
Thanks for getting back to me. I think that this one will be with us for a very long time. We may never get the full story, but we'll be getting bits
and pieces of it for months, or even years, to come.
Thanks for your post Lg. I have been watching the X-37 pretty closely myself. In a sense, it is a revival of the X-20, our first "space shuttle,"
which was a USAF program, and one they hated to have cancelled. The two are very similar, except that the X-37 is a drone (isn't everything these
days?) By all accounts it is a test bed, designed to prove durability, endurance and other capabilities -- which it is doing.
Theoretically, an operational X-37 would (will) allow the USAF to put any type of platform (attack, recon, etc.) anywhere in the world more quickly
and at a lower altitude than a Keyhole satellite.
My Government (Australa) seems determined to replace our F18's with F35's ,I would be much happier if they went Eurofighter or such as our
neighbours are getting current generation soviet aircraft.Is the F35 a lemon or can those bugs be fixed and could it match it with a current
generation Mig or Sukhoi?
Thanks for your post. Good point about about global resources. However, I don't think all the secret programs that have ever existed at Area 51 use
up as much as you'll see being used in Metro Manila in the next six months. Maybe all of these secret programs exist simply for the amusement of
people like us?
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