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Anyone know this aircraft?

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posted on Jul, 9 2017 @ 04:24 AM
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I was reading an article on the recent proposed increases in defense research spending (here) that included a computer generated image of an aircraft I'd never seen before.



Looks like it might be a new UAV as I don't see an easily identifiable cockpit. I ran a google search on jet powered UAVs, but I couldn't find anything similar. I would appreciate any thoughts on the picture and any information anyone else may have on it.




posted on Jul, 9 2017 @ 04:47 AM
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I want to say one of the new (LRSB)
long range strategic bomber concepts ?



posted on Jul, 9 2017 @ 05:09 AM
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a reply to: UnderKingsPeak

I just wasn't sure because of the lack of a visible cockpit. Unless they are making strategic bombing UAVs. It kind of gives me an SR-71 vibe. What do I know, I'm just a beat cop.



posted on Jul, 9 2017 @ 05:39 AM
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a reply to: PapaHomer

Here you go

It's a bit long but explains the B3 Long range strike bomber and it's rivals

Cody



posted on Jul, 9 2017 @ 05:46 AM
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a reply to: cody599Thank you, sir! We have a winner!


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posted on Jul, 9 2017 @ 07:31 AM
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posted on Jul, 9 2017 @ 08:27 AM
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but explains the B3 Long range strike bomber and it's rivals

The penultimate long range bomber... pilotless.

ROE updates to follow. For the first time we can send bombs to target anywhere with no humans in the loop. Like a big brother drone, already in service, just instead of a little bit of hell fire, we can now generate unconscionable hell on earth.



Edit: ohh yah, that ROE update... if hospitals, funerals, schools or innocent people get 'struck', from now on we can plausibly deny it was any thing but an accident, a technical glitch, because there are no pilots in a 'cockpit'.
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posted on Jul, 9 2017 @ 09:07 AM
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posted on Jul, 9 2017 @ 09:12 AM
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a reply to: PapaHomer

It was going to be optionally manned, using a virtual canopy. It lost out to the Northrop B-21 Raider though so won't be built.



posted on Jul, 9 2017 @ 09:15 AM
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a reply to: PapaHomer

Possibly the new SR 72 Blackbird project



posted on Jul, 9 2017 @ 09:16 AM
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a reply to: norhoc

It was the Boeing/Lockheed LRSB concept.



posted on Jul, 9 2017 @ 09:30 AM
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Look into Operational Analysis for Air Force 2025, it might give some insight. a reply to: PapaHomer



posted on Jul, 9 2017 @ 09:33 AM
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a reply to: JarridSinn

That was a fictional paper to try to figure out some of the technologies that might be required. It wasn't an official paper and wasn't meant to be used as one.



posted on Jul, 9 2017 @ 11:09 AM
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Know it? Personally?
I've been on some aircraft and can usually locate the bathrooms pretty easily and given time I can even figure out that little air conditioner thingy in the ceiling above my seat. But know it.. nah. Mere acquaintance.
Lol.
I live near Langley Air Force Base and see and hear those planes daily.
Most are F15s I think and stealth fighters.
Noisy as hell.



posted on Jul, 9 2017 @ 11:10 AM
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a reply to: PapaHomer

The color suggests a stealth bomber.



posted on Jul, 9 2017 @ 11:16 AM
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You guys sure know a lot about fighter jets.
Must be some veterans in this crowd.



posted on Jul, 9 2017 @ 12:27 PM
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originally posted by: PapaHomer
I was reading an article on the recent proposed increases in defense research spending (here) that included a computer generated image of an aircraft I'd never seen before.



Looks like it might be a new UAV as I don't see an easily identifiable cockpit. I ran a google search on jet powered UAVs, but I couldn't find anything similar. I would appreciate any thoughts on the picture and any information anyone else may have on it.


Dont but Lockheed is building the new SR-72 which is unmanned.



posted on Jul, 9 2017 @ 12:33 PM
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a reply to: xSEEKxNxSTRIKEx

It's nothing to do with that. This was their bomber entry with Boeing, that lost to Northrop.



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