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originally posted by: jammin606
Decade long lurker, first time poster.
Something that occurred to me whilst reading this thread (and similar elsewhere online) is that the fact that the F-117 companion is still classified today perhaps suggests one of two things. Either, the powers that be didn't want it known so that it wouldn't be targeted and thus weaken the effectiveness of the F-117's themselves, or the shape of the companion is significant.
originally posted by: Bfirez
a reply to: MystikMushroom
I need to go break out my old copy of skunk works by ben rich. I forget the quote but something along the lines of "What the public sees is 50 years behind where we are at, atleast." Like several people have said in the past here, some stuff is so far out people discount it as even possible.
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
I take it to mean that some of the technologies or strategies used by the companion are still operationally valuable to the military. Perhaps various bits and pieces of the companion have been incorporated into other, newer birds. *shrug*
Besides, if it's an awesome platform anyway -- why give your rivals any potential help by revealing it? China and Iran seem to love copying stuff of ours. The less we willingly give them, the longer it'll take for them to catch up.