posted on Feb, 4 2015 @ 08:08 AM
First time posting after lurking for a few months. Thanks everyone for all the insights. It's been fun trying to put the puzzle pieces together.
The LRS-B has been discussed recently in this thread, but I don't think that is what was seen over Amarillo. There were 3 jets flying in formation
that day, and I doubt they would do that with the LRS-B demonstrators. I doubt each company even built 3 demonstrators (could be wrong), much less
flew them all at once in formation. To me, that points more to a tactical platform that's further along in development than the LRS-B. If not
operational, then approaching IOC. The planform also doesn't look like either the
assuming the final product looks similar to those.
Zaph's hinted that there will be more coming to light this year than just the LRS-B, and that it could be due to training constraints of the other
platform(s). I think what was spotted over Amarillo is the F-117 tactical attack replacement, and it is being brought out of the black due to daytime
training constraints, just like what happened with the F-117. It might even be following the same Groom -> Tonopah -> Holloman path that the Nighthawk
followed. I could be way off, but that makes a lot more sense to me than it being 3 LRS-B demonstrators.