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Strange craft sighted on the bed of a trailer near Los Vegas, Nevada

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posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 04:46 PM
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a reply to: Flatcoat

The RQ-4 Global Hawk family is almost 48 feet long, just over 15 feet tall, and has a wingspan of 131 feet. The mission parameters that it was designed for determine the size. The Global Hawk was designed for high altitude long loiter, so it's big, with a long wingspan. Others are much smaller, and can be launched by hand, but they run the spectrum of size.




posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 04:50 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
Precisely...

Automatic Air Re-fueling is the next round of testing with 3rd and final software iteration.



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 04:57 PM
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I want to make very clear I am not accusing you of hoaxing, but this picture looks remarkably similar to one of the X-47B taken in Washington. There are a few differences, but the similarities are there. Same trailer, same positioning, same landing gear, similar lighting. Which makes me wonder if someone is messing with people.

X-47 in Washington

z6mag.com...



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 05:00 PM
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a reply to: Granite

They've been doing upgrades at their plant in Palmdale. They were there when we went by a couple weeks ago, but I couldn't get up high enough to get a shot of them in the shelters.



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 05:01 PM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: Onion88

It is as has been stated a UAV being transported without its wings , here's one from last year.


Yes all good, but can you transfer this to what the OP has pictured. The X-47b has folding wings inward and over the fuselage, and not much height involved. Unless of course the wings are added elsewhere during production in a new example. Maybe this is the much bigger X-47c getting rolled out. Still and all, I see no necessity to mess with peoples phones, that should be an offence.



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 05:03 PM
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a reply to: smurfy

Folding wings or not, they are not transported with the wings attached. There is too much risk of damage to them if they did, so they remove them and transport them off the aircraft. Only the center fuselage is on the flatbed, and there's usually a second truck with the wings on it, or they are stored on that deck, somewhere.



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 05:04 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
I want to make very clear I am not accusing you of hoaxing, but this picture looks remarkably similar to one of the X-47B taken in Washington. There are a few differences, but the similarities are there. Same trailer, same positioning, same landing gear, similar lighting. Which makes me wonder if someone is messing with people.

X-47 in Washington

z6mag.com...


Even looks like the same buildings (or are they the truck lights?) in the background. Hat tip.

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posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 05:09 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Just an under-spec hydraulic brake hose burst 6 months into ground-based flight testing at Edwards is the only issue strode in the whole design/mfg.

edit on 3-8-2014 by Granite because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 05:12 PM
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a reply to: Granite

It's been a remarkable program. They've had one fairly minor hiccup in carrier testing, and that was on their third attempt (they had only scheduled two) at landing on the first mission IIRC. It's been a model of how programs SHOULD go, and I've been impressed as hell with NG for managing it the way they have.



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 05:14 PM
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a reply to: Rob48

Those look like the truck lights out in front. Marker lights on the aircraft so the driver and spotters know where the ends are.



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 05:20 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: smurfy

Folding wings or not, they are not transported with the wings attached. There is too much risk of damage to them if they did, so they remove them and transport them off the aircraft. Only the center fuselage is on the flatbed, and there's usually a second truck with the wings on it, or they are stored on that deck, somewhere.


That's why I was asking Gortex, I wonder then if the OP noticed that, or has some notion of the overall sizes of the rolling stock used, and/or any other. I don't see anything unusual about this transport, rare enough as it might be.
The OP statement about the mobiles, is somewhere else though.



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 05:22 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
Precisely again.

We had weekly program reporting to NAVAIR and took one full year out of development timeline at their request...for additional cost.



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 05:24 PM
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Why couldn't they just fly this in a transport airtcraft or something? I mean a C-17 would take in several of those birds.



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 05:26 PM
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Those pics are from a video taken awhile back. Yes it is a UAV without it's wings. The rest of the story is a load that might require an even bigger truck to carry it than this one.
Any tech that could erase all your cell phone memory would also erase the data from your car's computer and that would cause one heck of a traffic jam.



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 05:29 PM
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a reply to: WideOpenSpace

Because that costs a lot more to do, if all you're transporting is a single airframe.

It's roughly a 4-5 hour flight from California to Pax River (just outside the DC area). The C-17 costs over $23,000 an hour to operate, the C-130J, which would be pressed to transport it (width wise) costs over $14,000 an hour, and the C-5 costs almost $80,000 an hour. If you happen to have a flight going that way, then sure, it makes sense. But a special flight, to transport one small airframe, that could be trucked for less just doesn't make sense.



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 05:41 PM
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originally posted by: Onion88
a reply to: djz3ro

Wirelessly. They have the tech to do that now a days


I have the tech to wirelessly reinstall the data too. So I just fixed it. Everyone can check their phones now, it should be ok.

Seriously. I do.

Wild claims.. wild statements.. We're all going wild...



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 05:43 PM
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originally posted by: Mianeye
a reply to: Lichter daraus

It didn't happen, it's just added drama to a normal boring story, some tanks and some phone wipes, incl. a pic that only show a little to make you curious.

A mystery is born.

In reality there was a military transport(probably the UAV mentioned) with a wide load and some Humvees to accompany, and they happen to come by and snap a photo through the window .

I am guessing the "tanks" are APCs.

I know this question has already been asked to the original poster: how do you know your data was remotely wiped? Did you lose all contact and account information, we're all of your photos missing or just the select photos?

This is important.



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 05:46 PM
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originally posted by: lightedhype
wiping the stuff inside would not until later.


How do they do it? I bet with Apple products they just install the latest iOS.. and with Androids, KitKat.

That would do it.. Ohh man I'd be so angry.



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 05:47 PM
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a reply to: Onion88

You would think they would have had a tarp over this thing. Nothing like attracting attention with the police escorts. Interesting, but if this was a crashed saucer or black project vehicle, surely they would have had it covered to avoid attracting attention.

Who ever has the video and photos should be making copies and send one to the national media, keeping their name anonymous. Lets see what the national media does with this thing.



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 05:50 PM
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a reply to: WeRpeons

It would appear that this is from when they originally transported the X-47 across country. It's just a technology demonstrator, so while it has some really interesting technology, it's not really classified or a black project. If it was either, it would have been covered all kinds of ways, and probably would have had helicopter over watch to keep people from going off road to see it (I've heard of one or two that did exactly that).




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