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More like Northrop Grumman was flying their NGB proof of concept aircraft in the late 2000s, possibly even in 2008. There was a fight over a government funded contract worth as much as 2 bill US-$ to build a demonstrator the years prior. Northrop won, Lockheed lost. The DoD subsequently restructured NGB into LRSB, probably after they showed then SecDef Carter the demonstration vehicles.
originally posted by: Cauliflower
a reply to: C0bzz
The Tupolev PAK DA isn't supposed to be flying yet, but the US NGB was on the planning board in 2008.
Could be a prototype test flight over Wichita in 2014 to see who would notice?
Its banking left a little..
originally posted by: gippers
a reply to: TiedDestructor
What confuses me is how everyone could really believe that our military has went through so much trouble the past 5 decades to keep experimental aircraft highly classified and all the sudden just decides to just fly one over a populated area.
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.