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Who can identify these models in the Northrop exec's office?

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posted on Sep, 3 2017 @ 11:30 PM
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www.latimes.com...

LA Times has published some sort of Bio of Chris Hernandez, senior vice president of research, technology and engineering at Northrop Grumman, including a photograph that depicts some interesting models.

I recognize some of them, but not most of them. Curious to know what others here think. That one on his desk is their 6th gen fighter concept, so any of these models could just be concepts.




posted on Sep, 3 2017 @ 11:55 PM
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posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 12:01 AM
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a reply to: wirehead

Which do you know?

The one in hand is obvious; no need to even bother. One on the desk though looks quite interesting.

I see Third-from-right is the Scaled Composites Proteus.

In the middle (left of the heli-drone) is a Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk.

Far left I'm not too sure, but looks like it could be a near-end-of-WWII Tailsitter VTOL prototype (can't remember the name).

EDIT:

That Tailsitter MIGHT be the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (TERN)? Concept art shows the prop/rotor blades to be MASSIVE, as the model shows...

END EDIT

Not too sure about the rest though. Second from left looks like it could be an ECM refitted Boeing, perhaps a 767?
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posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 12:10 AM
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boy was i off when i clicked on this thread... i was expecting a totally different kind of model.

that'll teach me to check the forum indicator




posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 12:37 AM
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Hi sorry not trying to hijack the thread but I could find a way to create a new thread or embed a image.

Can someone identify the triangles in the image in a BBC news article about the Live-Fire drill in South Korea.

www.bbc.co.uk...

I am not sure if they are pieces of the launcher or triangular aircraft.

Apologies again.

Thanks



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 01:09 AM
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a reply to: Human1428

They'll be breakaway covers for the missile pods.

In the link you provide you can see that the missiles are launched from a rectangled launching tube. Four triangles would be the safest and most effective breakaway cover.

BTW, you cannot make a thread until you've made 10 posts... It may be 20 posts now, hopefully someone can correct me if so.

To add:

Launching missiles that close to aircraft would be bad practice, all sorts could go wrong.
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posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 01:11 AM
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Double Post. Still half asleep...
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posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 02:36 AM
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a reply to: RAY1990

Thank you for clearing that up.

Regards



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 03:03 AM
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One on RHS could be Rq180.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 03:19 AM
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Tylers summary is near as damn it in the linked article:

TR's guesses:

TERN
E-10 MC2A
E-7 Wedgetail and MQ-4C Triton for Australia possibly
RQ-4 Global Hawk
MQ-8B Fire Scout
Bat
Proteus
Unknown
Would say F-117 if it was sitting on a Lockheed exec's desk
Northrop Grumman's 6th generation fighter concept
B-2 Spirit

As a guy points in the comments- the unknown with the intakes looks almost exactly like the NG 6th gen fighter concept seen in promotional materials.

Bat is interesting - never seen that before.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 05:18 AM
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Could the top right be this?

Mystery Aircraft Over Texas


DEAN MUSKETT
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posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 05:29 AM
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a reply to: C0bzz

That thought had crossed my mind as well



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 05:41 AM
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a reply to: Woody510

It also looks like a NGAD concept (as mentioned by Stephen Trimble on twitter). Very similar to bottom right but different wing configuration.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 09:46 AM
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Would be crazy it the just slipped up and didn't take that model off the wall !!!shapes deff look very much alike !!



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 11:20 AM
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I was thinking Amarillo too, for whatever that's worth. With B-21 going grey or is almost grey, maybe it's no big deal now to have an older model of it way up on his desk. Especially makes sense if it has changed quite a bit from when the model was first made.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 11:46 AM
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Sure would be nice to get zaph in here to get his comments regarding



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 11:59 AM
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Let's give him a call.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 12:05 PM
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a reply to: grey580

Hahaha that's brilliant



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 12:07 PM
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www.latimes.com...

In the above link, there is a photo of Mr Hernandez playing a guitar. But what aircraft is on his desk ?



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 12:42 PM
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a reply to: nelloh62

All i see is a wing. Hard to tell from that alone




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