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U.S. Air Force Said Poised to Award Bomber Contract Tuesday

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posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 11:21 AM
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Read the reports around the time mentioned, throw everything we know out the window, and then look at all the planforms we know for sure, plus the ones that have leaked that we haven't confirmed. You'll notice something interesting.




posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 01:11 PM
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originally posted by: darksidius
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Boeing protest not a good news to see a roll-out soon


I find it hilarious that they are protesting on the grounds of the cost analysis and Northrop's "lack of good bill keeping". Which is exactly why they were selected in the first place for exemplary performance on the 2010 platforms (yes plural) we are talking about right now. Hilarious. More so coming from the money hungry mouths of Lockheed-Boeing.



posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 01:15 PM
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But I would not worry. 100 days is short and the RCO has the project buttoned up like you wouldn't believe. They knew they were getting contested no mater what, it will be an easy annulment. If anything the designers at Northrop deserve a little time off before redrawing the whole damn bird for prime time....



posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 01:42 PM
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Hmm, 2010 and no one remembers. Sounds like a phantom memory!



posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 01:54 PM
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Was it a beast to cover up?



posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 02:58 PM
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a reply to: Flipper35

the beast of Kandahar?

or maybe the Polcat?
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I KNOW I KNOW

NEEDLES
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posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 03:11 PM
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a reply to: penroc3

Neither.



posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 03:31 PM
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can it be launched off a carrier deck and be of interest to both navy and air force but isn't a Boeing bird?



posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 03:32 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

I'll just leave this right here:


www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 05:01 PM
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a reply to: Flipper35

How were They watching the Raid on Osama on live TV?
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posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 05:06 PM
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a reply to: mbkennel

That was said to be the RQ-170.



posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 05:58 PM
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originally posted by: darksidius
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Boeing protest not a good news to see a roll-out soon


I think it's disgusting they can, the bid and evaluation phase should be audited before announcement.

Filthy politics now who are probably in the pocket of Boeing and Lockheed now turn this into a political situation to try and change the competition. No doubt their lawyer friends will also get some lucrative work paid for by the tax payer increasing the cost and putting at risk national defence for personal greed.

You should be penalised all losses in an unsuccessful protest, $100m per month, 3 month slip to program cost for both USAF team and Northrop marching army costs, legal bills and everything else.

Also, any Senator or whoever protests in a public way should be fined as it has nothing to do with them. Incase you wonder where I stand on this.



posted on Nov, 7 2015 @ 12:15 AM
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a reply to: Sammamishman

The implication being that said drone is a darkstar derivative?



posted on Nov, 7 2015 @ 03:53 AM
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a reply to: Forensick

Couldn't agree more. There are actually movements on the hill to rectify the protest process so that penalties are incurred. I support them. It is a de facto process with little to no ramifications towards the protestor. Especially in cases such as the LRS-B where it is so cut and dry.

Yes Cut and Dry.



posted on Nov, 7 2015 @ 04:09 AM
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Do you think its possible to have a reverse of the choice ?



posted on Nov, 7 2015 @ 04:20 AM
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a reply to: darksidius
If Nothrop fly a Platform in the black since years I m confident about the choice of the LRS-B, Lock/Bo are mad to lose.



posted on Nov, 7 2015 @ 05:42 AM
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originally posted by: Bfirez
a reply to: Sammamishman

The implication being that said drone is a darkstar derivative?

Rq-180 ish?



posted on Nov, 7 2015 @ 09:38 AM
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a reply to: darksidius

Who said this one was Northrop?



posted on Nov, 7 2015 @ 09:52 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Sentinel then?



posted on Nov, 7 2015 @ 09:58 AM
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Reports are coming out of Afghanistan this spring about sightings of a large reconnaissance aircraft unlike any previously known to the military aviation industry. Rumor has it that this aircraft has also been seen by U-2 pilots flying high altitude reconnaissance missions over Iraq.

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