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New Long Range Bomber/Attack Aircraft With Shape Shifting Hull and Wings

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posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 02:30 AM
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HOO YAAA!!!

This is a good secret from one of my
higher up sources in the Aviation Leak
side of things.

Recently Northrup got the nod for
building a relatively cheap stealthy
bomber to work alongside the B-52,
B-1B and B-2 bombers.

The features are super-advanced
ECM (Electronic Counter Measures)
technology and very long range.
After that, it was designed to have as
much off-the-shelf parts and avionics
as possible AND to have as high a
percentage of reused software modules
and upgradeability as possible!

THIS IS ALL FINE AND DANDY

...A-N-D...

ALL VERY PUBLIC...!!!

...BUT...

During the last 5 years of development
ANOTHER aircraft was put out to tender
creating a future-forward looking
ATTACK AIRCRAFT which combines the
low and slow abilities of an A10 Warthog
with the reasonably large carrying
capacity and terrain following
capability of a B1-B !!!

Oops! That sounds like an F/A-18 and
the F35 and the B1-B --- uhm ---
Don't we have those already?

Hmmm...the B1-B is a FUEL HOG and the
F/A-18 isn't big enough to carry all the
ECM and ordnance needed for terrain
following low and slow attacks in
territory ridden with short-range SAM
and ManPads (i.e. Stinger) missiles.

Soooo what's new? And Why Build it Now?

In the next three years, it has been
suggested to me that the B1-B is to
be retired due to excessive maintenance
and high flight-time costs in concert with
inadequate avionics for today's
"police action" missions.

In pretty but plain words I was told
that "it can't talk to anything new" and
"it breaks down too often for too long
to be of any use" (Source's direct quote)

...So while i cannot verify the actual
scientific measurement of the claim
that the B1-B has become a BEATER
CAR needing a trade-in, I can offer
A tiny tidbit of information regarding
two technologies that are now in
advanced flight testing in a test-bed
aircraft similar in purpose to the old
and much beloved "Tacit Blue" aircraft!

Shape-shifting Wings using Nitinol
(Nickel-Titanium Shape Memory Metal)
strips Sandwiched between other Titanium
(or Aluminum!) strips to allow the internal
structural-support wing members to bend
and/or expand against a flexible/expanding
composite upper wing surface which allows
a change of wing thickness and aircraft hull
aerodynamic configuration on-the-fly so
that fuel consumption savings during
LONG RANGE fast-flight to area of
operations (AOA) can be realized but
also Low and SLOW flight be obtainable
by changing wing shape AND thickness
without the use of mechanically complex
Swing-Wing technology (i.e. F-111).

When I read up on Nitinol and
Titanium/Aluminum sandwich Structures,
I was surprised about how much current
research activities is being done on using
heat-triggered or electrical-current
triggered shape memory metals for
creating flexible dynamically-shaped wing
AND entire hull structures which allow
a hull to be long and thin during fast
flight but thick and supportive during
low and slow attacks!

Even the ordinance support structures
Are to be flexible and moveable
on-the-fly so that variable hull and
wing configurations can be dynamically
obtained DURING FLIGHT !!!

SO AGAIN ... New test bed aircraft built in
concert with the newest Northrup bomber
at a size larger than F/A-18 but designed
for long range really low and slow attack
i.e. A-10 Warthog style!

TWO NEW TECHNOLOGIES:

1) Heat-based Nitinol/Titanium
and/or electrically-induced Nitinol-like
/Aluminum Strip Shape Memory Metal
Sandwich used to force a flexible
Composite Wing surface material to
change wing shape and thickness.

2) Flexible hull configuration for creating
Long and thin hull for fast flight to AOA
and then more aerodynamically supportive
During low and slow attack operations.

All i know is that a really ugly looking
technology test-bed aircraft has been
flying for at least three, possibly five
years now, but also that another
operationally-capable full flight envelope
test aircraft is just within the last few
months (July?) been airborne!

P.S. No official documentation is available
other than my Fairly-In-The-Know
Aviation Leak sources....
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posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 03:17 AM
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Interesting info and it's good to see someone hang their hat on a specific technology when making claims about leaks.



Mother nature cracked it 66 million years ago but we will eventually catch up.



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 03:26 AM
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a reply to: Jukiodone

I have specific documents on shape
memory Metal research which I can
post later but i do have a concern
If heat triggered Nitinol is workable.

I know Nitinol/titanium sandwich could
More forcefully bend a wing or a hull to
a specific shape or aerodynamic
configuration but I think an Electrically
triggered Shape Memory Metal is the
SAFER option! (i.e. How to prevent
Uncontrolled shape shifting!)

I was not told which memory metal
was chosen for the final flight envelope
Tester. ....BUT... I do know Nitinol/Titanium
And Aluminum are NOT THE ONLY OPTIONS
As a shape memory metal composite!

My information on this flight envelope
tester aircraft and the technogy
test-bed craft is VERY LIMITED
At this time!



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posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 07:03 AM
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Not so much of a bomber like the BONE of BUFF but more of a penetrating attack aircraft like the Aardvark. Its also suppose to have some EW capabilities like the EF-111 "SparkVark" and down low, nothing is going to be able to keep up with it.

There are several different related air frames flying right now so be careful not to confuse them.

Unknown if we will get to see some fuel dump burns from this one, it might have a pretty green glow to some later models though.

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posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 07:59 AM
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a reply to: StargateSG7

If you were disregard most of that "inside info" that you were given or suppose, you would be ahead of the game being played on you. Take a deep breath to get a clear head and look around you, you would find that the black triangles--as I have reported several times on this site--fit the bill of particulars you report. Except they are NOT true aircraft.

Aviation is at a critical juncture. There is the old standards of aviation that use of airfoils and thrust. Then there is the much ignored and denied new concept, brought to us via the UFO that use air and bottled thrust not at all, but that gives mobility through the air by means that totally disregards air and forced exhaust for movement. In fact, the UFO-type works better in space than even air.

I know it is exceedingly difficult for some to break away from the old concept (in addition to those that have a job to keep us grounded in air-using vehicles), but airplanes, as we know them, are thoroughly discredited as the way of the future every time there is a genuine UFO or black triangle-type of craft sighted.

Simply put, you can totally denying UFOs as ET craft if you will, but the black triangles are a different matter. They operate exactly as does the typical UFO and they must be taken seriously as our secret developments that far exceed what TPTB would want us to know. So they are in a quandary of how to introduce this startling manner of locomotion without us equating it with the long-denied UFO that necessarily introduces us with the actual existence of ETs being here and now.



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 08:03 AM
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I can confirm as a former B1B crew chief... the thing is a pig... epic level pig... almost makes the FRED look like a good purchase.. the thing doesnt need to be traded in, it needs to be nuked from orbit just to be sure.



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 09:24 AM
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I'm interested in the Information and research into Shaped shift metals. Not for Aviation purposes, but more for the type of Manufacturing processes I'm currently working on. I take flat glass, and bend to a specified radius that a Customer desires. It's not as simply as I one would think, and requires different techniques, materials, and temperature. I'm currently working on the Chemical tempering process, which involves putting thin glass into a heated bath of Potassium Nitrate, as the glass heats, the Potassium Atoms become bonded with the Silica Atoms, creating a much stronger bond. My problem is the materials used to create a suitable mold. With most glass being floated on a thin bed of molten Tin, the glass side that was in contact with the Tin, during Glass manufacturing, becomes infused with a very very thin layer of Tin, thus creating another problem for my Chemical tempering process, as the Potassium atoms become harder to adhere to the tin side of the glass, making unwanted warping on the edges. I understand this is not what the post is about, But any information on different uses of various metals together, is very interesting. I will start my own research into this, Thanks. Glassbender



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 10:50 AM
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originally posted by: Irishhaf
I can confirm as a former B1B crew chief... the thing is a pig... epic level pig... almost makes the FRED look like a good purchase.. the thing doesnt need to be traded in, it needs to be nuked from orbit just to be sure.


--

My reasonably well-placed source is quite
adamant that THE BONE IS GONE !!!!

It spends FAAAR more time in the shop
than in the air and it's fuel costs are
absolutely outrageous!

It's a NICE LOOKING bird,
but it sure is expensive
to operate and maintain,
which is why it's going
into reserve in a boneyard
within 3 years!

I should durifully note though,
it's NOT being fully scrapped,
but rather just being put
into reserve and can be
recalled fairly quickly!
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posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 10:57 AM
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a reply to: StargateSG7

That's news to the Air Force.

So in 2014 they started spending over well over a billion dollars in upgrades to the B-1, to be completed in 2019, so they can put them into non-flyable storage.

Yeah, of course they did.



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 11:48 AM
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originally posted by: Aliensun
a reply to: StargateSG7

If you were disregard most of that "inside info" that you were given or suppose, you would be ahead of the game being played on you. Take a deep breath to get a clear head and look around you, you would find that the black triangles--as I have reported several times on this site--fit the bill of particulars you report. Except they are NOT true aircraft.

Aviation is at a critical juncture. There is the old standards of aviation that use of airfoils and thrust. Then there is the much ignored and denied new concept, brought to us via the UFO that use air and bottled thrust not at all, but that gives mobility through the air by means that totally disregards air and forced exhaust for movement. In fact, the UFO-type works better in space than even air.

I know it is exceedingly difficult for some to break away from the old concept (in addition to those that have a job to keep us grounded in air-using vehicles), but airplanes, as we know them, are thoroughly discredited as the way of the future every time there is a genuine UFO or black triangle-type of craft sighted.

Simply put, you can totally denying UFOs as ET craft if you will, but the black triangles are a different matter. They operate exactly as does the typical UFO and they must be taken seriously as our secret developments that far exceed what TPTB would want us to know. So they are in a quandary of how to introduce this startling manner of locomotion without us equating it with the long-denied UFO that necessarily introduces us with the actual existence of ETs being here and now.


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You kinda have to understand how the
whole DOD aquisition system system
and tendering process works.

There are five levels of aquisition
(and I have more than just a bit of
mere passing familiarity with the SYSTEM!)
which are part and parcel of all services:

1) Near Term Fielded Mission-Specific Platform:

For example: As a two star General I want .60 CAL
Army Ranger-specific long rifle for extra long range sniping!
Request For Proposal goes out to four or five specific-and-well-known
manufacturers for development timetable of usually 6 to 24 months
and almost NEVER goes to a tender process but rather to respected
insiders (i.e. in the case of the .60 CAL long rifle, to some
small arms family businesses in Colorado and Texas!)

2) Medium-Term Theatre-specific Tactical System for 3-company
tender 24 month to 48 month process. Example:
20,000ft-30,000ft ceiling Two Camera Fixed Wing Drone
that can stay up for 8 hours without refueling but costs
less than $2.5 Million per copy. RFP goes to Raytheon,
General Atomics, BAE. 24 Months for CAD/CAM/FAE,
12 Months for Manufacturer testing and refining,
12 months for Marine Corps or Army in-field
evaluation, testing and refinement.
100 Copies ordered for active deployment.

3) Large Systems Open Tender with Four Companies:
Example: LMCO, Northrup, Boeing, Scaled Composites
5 Years for Design, 2 years for concept test bed plane,
after a specfications and design review and competition
two competitors chosen for operational test system.
Three Billion Dollar+ 3 year evaluation phase with
second design and specification review and
flight competition with winner chosen
for Low Initial Rate Production for
final in-field evaluation and testing.
10 to 15 year proposed manufacturing
and deployment timeline after reduction
of initial order to budgetarily realistic
production rate extending life cycle
to over 25 years of low-rate block-based
production and crash replacement craft.
Systems are upgraded every 8 years with
new upgrade contract.

4) SAP/CAP Two-star General Service-specific
and Mission-specific program:
Only service specific General knows
about system hidden from other services
and even from Joint Chiefs until design review!

Example: NRO/NSA needs really long and
pointy and FAAAAST imagery aquisition
system with 384 Megapixel Six CCD Optical
still camera system and Large-Photosite
High Sensitivity, THREE CCD 1080p live
video capture system with one forward
looking LIDAR-based 3D terrain
mapping system.

Two RFP's sent: One to LMCO
other to Scaled Composites.
6 month design review and
spec competition:
LMCO wins cuz theirs is faster
(4500 knots) and goes to Plant-42
for immediate test bed production
then to Dryden and A51 for systems
evaluation within 18 months
Timeline is 36 months for initial flight
envelope tester and semi-operational
if required flight system.

16 really long and pointy imagery
systems then ordered for immediate
high-rate production within 18 months
but after budget review order drops
to 5 systems within 16 months.
Price doubles per craft after
contract renegotiation!
LMCO makes money on
subsequent quadrupling of
15 year maintenance contract price!
Two planes crash but three ordered
as replacement. Price per craft increases
by 30% for the two-plus-a-spare replacements.

5) Super SAP/CAP In-Service Design and Research System:
ONLY Three Star general, DefSec and President
plus Personnel know. LMCO, Raytheon, Litton,
BAE, DuPont/3M get sent parts and manufacturing
list and specifications plus a local service-base
drop-off address. No one knows what parts
are for or where they're going!

Cue Utah, Minnesota/Wisconsin/Ohio,
upper New York or desert Arizona warehouse
or hidden facility.

Incoming parts get assembled and really large
angular aeroplanform is put together along with
a bunch of ceramic-lined plasmadynamic vortex
generators and some rad-hardened Silicon-on-Sapphire
teraFLOP CPU chips get put together.

First test is a near disaster as planform nearly
drops into the ocean near Puerto Rico after
in-flight "engine" failure and hard restart.

Works good on next test! Later next year,
Air Force Space Station is replaced with
newer more stealthy version using
RAD hardened photochromic LED and/or
Digital Ink panels for visual stealth and
a carbon tile sub-skin for infrared and
microwave absorption.

Joint Chiefs only notified
AFTER deployment and
four year initial operations
phase as ordered by DefSec
and President!

---

SOOOOOO the whole aquisition process
is a wacky/crazy who-you-know system
where only those who need to know
are in the loop! And all of a sudden
50 to 62 BILLION DOLLARS PER YEAR
just vanishes without Congressional
or GAO oversight!

--

P.S. They're ain't no Locust or Astra or TR3b
(at least by THOSE NAMES!) but THERE ARE
planforms out their that are a bit more
esoteric than you can possibly imagine!
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posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 12:00 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: StargateSG7

That's news to the Air Force.

So in 2014 they started spending over well over a billion dollars in upgrades to the B-1, to be completed in 2019, so they can put them into non-flyable storage.

Yeah, of course they did.


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From what I understand they want the BONES GONE!
Upgrade Tender or Not! Your news about the 2019 upgrade
is a not at all that surprising to me! In fact, I suspect that
the upgrades will be allowed to complete and then the
aircraft will be mothballed into reserve status...kinda like
what happened to the lifter craft that were ordered new
and then IMMEDIATELY mothballed (i.e. C-27J Spartan
at $567 Million!) by the Marines! They're still ready to go
and are in reserve but there went a few hundred million!

See Spendthrift NEW C27-J Mothball Link:

www.darkgovernment.com...
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posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 12:09 PM
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WELL until WE DO have effective nomenclature, when we refer to the TR3 seiries of crafts we are speaking of black traingles that fly really slow and really fast.
I would also want to know if this new wonder weapon has a GAU Or a laser in it's bay?
Maybe a gauss cannon?



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 12:10 PM
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originally posted by: Jukiodone
Interesting info and it's good to see someone hang their hat on a specific technology when making claims about leaks.



Mother nature cracked it 66 million years ago but we will eventually catch up.


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I knew about the NASA morphing wings concept but their
version uses quite different means to bend a wing (i.e. mostly
mechanical) whereas in this case I have been informed of
the controlled distortion of the wing itself and actual hull surface
using intrinsic skin and structural members via heat-induced
or electrically induced molecular+-sized material re-configuration.

This is a bit more advanced than using gears, levers and
membranes to deform a wing. AND it's a semi-operational
system while the NASA platform were only an F-16 and
Business Jet test aircraft and an in-house computer simulation.

Morphing Wing takes Flight on Business Jet:
www.youtube.com...

FlexForm Wing from FlexSys:
www.youtube.com...

AND

NASA Morphing Wing Concept:
www.youtube.com...


Shape Memory Metals Youtube Primer:
www.youtube.com...


Nitinol-based Heat-induced Shape Shifting to Make Motor:
www.youtube.com...



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posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 12:11 PM
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originally posted by: Jukiodone
Interesting info and it's good to see someone hang their hat on a specific technology when making claims about leaks.



Mother nature cracked it 66 million years ago but we will eventually catch up.


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I knoew about the NASA morphing wings concept but their
version uses quite different means to bend a wing (i.e. mostly
mechanical) whereas in this case I have been informed of
the controlled distortion of the wind and actual hull surface
using intrinsic skin and structural members via heat-induced
or electrically induced molecular+-sized material re-configuration.

This is a bit more advanced than using gears, levers and
membranes to deform a wing. AND it's a semi-operational
system while the NASA platform was only an F-16 test craft
and an in-house computer simulation.



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 12:11 PM
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a reply to: StargateSG7

Is there a chance of a ...hidden industry that is possible?
Could some prohjects have cash vectored to the that are exclusively private?



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 12:14 PM
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There are currently something on the order of 65 bombers that are capable of penetrating modern defense systems. All but 20 of those are B-1s. It'll be at least 10 years for the new bomber to reach IOC, and longer to be fully up and going.

Whatever they feel about the B-1 it's not going anywhere for awhile. It'll be flying until the 2040s.



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 12:31 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

The sheer irony is it will the 1950's era B-52 that
will be STILL tasked as the PRIMARY craft for
major overflight and large scale bombing runs
and I have heard it may stay in the air
until the 2030's!

I am still under the impression that
the BONE is to be GONE as soon as
possible! As pointed out in an
earlier post I suspect it's current
upgrades will be allowed to continue
and then it will be put into slightly
offline reserve status but ready to
be recalled on short notice!

The new LSRB reeks of a publicly
disclosed platform with an acommpanying
side-skick (i.e. similar to the fully disclosed F117
but still kept-hidden ECM-oriented
partner-to-the-F117 aircraft!)

And since the Partner craft tend to have
higher-value missions and/or usually have
a lower-rate of production, I would not be
surprised to see some sort of rumor-mill
confirmation coming soon as to a morphing
wing/morphing hull accompaniment to
the LSRB.

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posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 12:37 PM
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a reply to: StargateSG7

All the current bombers will fly until the 2040s, including the B-1.



posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 12:57 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: StargateSG7

All the current bombers will fly until the 2040s, including the B-1.


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I think we will have to repectfully agree to disagree
regarding the possible mothballing (or NOT!) of the BONE.

Based upon information gleened from still unsubtantiated talk
but QUITE REASONABLY-PLACED personnel, I must currently
defer to my source(s) as to an in-service desire by higher-ups
to have the BONE mothballed in favor of a newer (if not secretive!)
craft due to economic and maintanance/downtime reasons.

---

Unfortunately, I am not as able as I once was
to gleen more specific and truly-confirmable
information on specific systems but I still
have SOME contacts in the Aviation Leak
side of the tech/nerd industry which in
my estimation has a 50/50 chance
of being correct within 3 to 5 years!

We will see in the year 2020 how much
of a role the BONE still has (if any!) in
the bomber fleet!

---

As an aside, the BUFF (B-52) just won't die!
It ain't due for mothballing until 2034 at the
earliest and POSSIBLY until 2044 at the latest!

P.S. Nice Planform in the logo -- I recognize the red wings!
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posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 04:07 PM
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a reply to: StargateSG7

Sorry for one mistake on earlier post ... I kept saying
Area of Operations (AOA) when its just spelled AO.
AOA can also mean Angle of Attack used for wing lift
configuration calculations. Tongue tied in that
manner oops...

AO = Area of Operations (Military Operations speak)

AOA = Angle of Attack (Aerodynamicist speak)



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