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originally posted by: gippers
a reply to: liejunkie01
Three out of six of those aircraft were declassified before their test flights. One does not even list a declassified date which makes me question the article as a whole since I doubt Fox news would share classified information. That leaves two out of six aircraft that conducted test flights less than ten years before it was declassified. My point, these aircraft were more than likely declassified at the time of their sightings. People were just unaware they were our aircraft due to innocent ignorance. I used the link you provided to come to this conclusion and if you study it well enough, you might also.
originally posted by: Riffrafter
Too produce "crazy long" contrails requires them to fly in that specific altitude range for a while. There must have been a reason/purpose for doing so...
originally posted by: Zaphod58
originally posted by: Domo1
Local AF base was unable to ID the thing but said it may be a B2, just not one of theirs.
Well no kidding. They called McConnell AFB, and all the B-2s are based at Whiteman in Missouri. Of course it wasn't one of theirs.
As for what it is, it's a black project. Before anyone says it, it's not the Amarillo aircraft.
originally posted by: greencmp
a reply to: Domo1
Northrop Grumman RQ-180?
The RQ-180 appears to be a follow on to the Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems project which was cancelled in late 2005 when the United States Navy (USN) wanted a carrier-based aircraft (which led to the UCAS-D) while the United States Air Force (USAF) wanted a larger, long-range global strike platform.