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originally posted by: weavty1
I think I may have a lead, as last year at work, I was the designer of a door system used on a new alert hangar for a C-17 size aircraft, up at JBER. Will get more details later today.
originally posted by: Blackfinger
What happened to the Bae TARANIS prototype?
That's interesting to know. I can't see the UK government picking up the tab for it to be developed further as they're cutting more of the forces again. Am I right in thinking that Taranis also went supersonic?
originally posted by: Borys
a reply to: Blackfinger
Taranis is back in the UK after flight trials in South Australia's Woomera test range concluded. Whilst it is true it was a technology demonstrator and that now knowledge gained from it will be combined with that from the Neuron for a new aircraft that is known as Anglo-French Future Combat Air System (AFFCAS), Taranis may still have a life of its own. Australia was very interested in what it saw and BAE is rumoured to also think Taranis can be developed in a different way to AFFCAS, making it a compelling solution for a number of militaries. The issue is - of course - money. BAE simple does not have the capital to risk continued development on its own for this aircraft: it would need another company or more to partner and share the risks, or a friendly government to pick up the tab.
Occurred : 8/27/2013 17:30 (Entered as : 08/27/2013 17:30)
Flying Black wing aircraft that was not the B2 Bomber over Pasadena, California.
Flying black wing aircraft spotted of Pasadena, California, flying low. Similar to the B2 bomber but seemed to be smaller and had a different rear profile. Only say the aircraft for less than 15 seconds directly overhead before the buildings obstructed its view.
ok that is odd as that's about the same time I heard it I'm a bit of an insomniac and tend to stay up late. I'm not that far from Scotland and I'm guessing it was following a tanker. Do they refuel over land in the UK or out at sea. I remember seeing a video of the. B2 refuelling just off the English coast. So it could've been turning around to return to a base?. Also would you best describe the low grumble as the diesel engine of a freight train? Seemed to be travelling South to North as well?
originally posted by: nelloh62
a reply to: Woody510
Cool sighting if it was a B-21, I never knew they tested them that far south. BTW, I have also heard that weird very low aircraft grumble, many a time at 2 or 3 in the morning