posted on Apr, 29 2017 @ 11:55 AM
I posted this when SpeedFanatic ask me about me mentioning the possibility of a black component of the U-2 program.
Its not as clear cut as it looks though. The article may be bs / speculation of the author.
The other link i posted -www.dtic.mil...
- is much more intersting. I guess this is the
orignial source of the article, it seems to establish the Air Force Special Platform and the U-2 program are separate programs.
Others - prominently Quellish / Dan Z. from secretprojects.uk (he knows stuff)- argue that this is all wrong/made up and AFSP is just another name for
the U-2 program. Quellish had an article an old defunct website in which he references two quotes from some air force budget a couple of years back.
FY2000ish i think, dont have the link available atm, but i can provide it next week. The article is still archived as well.
Anyway, the quotes from the budget show that in the first year it mentions the AFSP, while in the next year, they just replaced it with U-2 while the
rest of the line stayed the same.
To him this is proof that AFSP and U-2 are identical. I disagree with this viewpoint, the orignial paper from Maj.Gen. Israel plainly reads 'U-2 and
Also, if AFSP is just another name for the U-2 program, the name would show up much more. Yet it doesnt, you barely find anything on the web
mentioning the AFSP. And if you think about it, why would they have another name for the program in the first place?