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posted on Mar, 27 2014 @ 10:03 PM
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Steve Douglass and Dean Musket had a hand in capturing a mystery aircraft jetting over west Texas on March 10, 2014.

Mystery Aircraft Over Texas

Three Questions:

1) Make: Who is the United States defense contractor?

2) Model: Any ideas on what they spotted (model)?

3) Year: And for bonus points - What year was the first flight?
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posted on Mar, 27 2014 @ 10:36 PM
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I have an idea on one and three, but no clue on two.



posted on Mar, 27 2014 @ 10:52 PM
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Not sure....

Boeing

x-48b or H3/SAX-40?

Recently?



posted on Mar, 27 2014 @ 11:02 PM
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Looks a lot like the B2 in the blue sky photo.. I've seen them many times, and it sure looks like one...

The Wings look a bit extended in the black and white photo.. maybe the X-48b, but could be a hybrid of the B2 and X-47 drone... I'd guess B2.. but that contrail is a bit wider than usual.. Since the x48b has 3 turbines, could be it... dunno.

/P
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posted on Mar, 27 2014 @ 11:14 PM
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posted on Mar, 27 2014 @ 11:21 PM
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That is an interesting response.
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posted on Mar, 27 2014 @ 11:46 PM
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I lean towards something from the Silent Aircraft Initiative or a Boeing design.
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posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 12:18 AM
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I'll try to blow it up


Notice where the cockpit is?
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posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 12:38 AM
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Looks kind of like this.

Taken September 1999 near Lewiston, Idaho



posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 02:39 AM
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Violater1
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I'll try to blow it up


Notice where the cockpit is?
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Holy crap on a cracker! Where did you get this image in the wind tunnel. That's really spot on to the shape in the original photo.



posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 07:31 AM
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It might be AV-1 UCAS-D (X-47b) beginng flight testing of Autonomous Air Refueling...the other contrails seen is the tanker.
Un-manned...

NGC builder
First flight Feb 2012 Edwards AFB.
Eta: I see two engine contrails so not UCAS-D...one engine...so close...
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posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 08:36 AM
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LRS-B prototypes test flights? The competition starts soon so they may be stretching there legs a little. CA to WY to TX and back again would be a nice roundabout flight if this is what Zaph saw in WY. If it is what he saw and a LRS-B candidate that would mean at least one of the entries is a fast mover.



posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 12:10 PM
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The shape of the plane on the picture remind me this end of this video www.youtube.com...



posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 05:34 PM
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Here's Steve's back story on when and where the photos were taken:

deepbluehorizon.blogspot.com...
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posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 06:11 PM
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we have a major flight path from MAF out to DFW that runs right over the I-20 corridor. I watch those planes all the time.

We have Dyess AFB that runs some training flights, and I have seen some older jets doing maneuvers to the north of us, fairly low. Its all cotton fields out that way.

I have never seen high flying craft that didn't look like a 737 type craft before, though.

I didn't catch....what part of West Texas? It is awful big out here.....



posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 06:47 PM
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Amarillo, TX.



posted on Mar, 29 2014 @ 07:14 AM
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Is it possible this is a Lrs-b demonstrator flying for the competition between the competitors ? May be we will see soon the disclose of a black aircraft

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posted on Mar, 29 2014 @ 07:21 AM
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At least one.



posted on Mar, 29 2014 @ 09:44 AM
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It would make sense for it to be an aircraft that they are bringing out of the black into the white soon, or at least gray, since they are flying them during the day, in formation, in areas and at altitudes they can be spotted. The LRS-B seems to me the most likely candidate to fit that modus operandi right now.
It sure makes for some exciting times though.



posted on Mar, 29 2014 @ 02:32 PM
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Looks like it's going to turn out to be something interesting.





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