posted on Jul, 10 2020 @ 10:13 PM
a reply to: Zaphod58
It would need to be a larger platform that it's going into, yes? A whole 737 for one system or multiple systems? Also the green paint for 7 years? Why
not just paint it white or whatever color and send it out? Costing cutting? Easier to fly something with the test paint that doesn't raise questions?
And hidden away for 7 years and then just comes out to play? Did the system(s) and technology need to mature before it was ready to test? This maybe a
stretch, but could it be testing something for the x-37b? Flying out of KCOS would make sense for this with the space force HQ not too far from there.
I know you probably don't have answers for many of these questions, but the only way to figure it out is to ask. Thanks again Zap for your insight on
this and many other topics. I enjoy lurking and reading yours and everyone else's threads.
Ok I went and looked the who owned this, I thought USAF owned it for its whole life. But I was wrong, Boeing and Wells Fargo trust owned it for a
number of years before going to Denmar tech in April of last year and then went on to be owned by the USAF in April. Interesting stuff!
52020Fri, 10 Jul 2020 22:29:43 -0500b85 by norb85 because: Added another blurb.