posted on Oct, 30 2005 @ 06:46 AM
only found this
"Brilliant Buzzard "
Primary Function: Strategic Reconnaissance Aircraft
Prime Contractor: Lockheed Skunkworks
Power Plant: Exotic Propulsion
Length: Approx. 90 ft.
Wingspan: Approx. 50 ft.
Speed: Mach 6-8
Ceiling: 150,000 ft.
Unit Cost: Unknown
Reports and sightings of a large, light colored aircraft, similar in appearance to the XB-70 "Valkyrie" bomber, have been numerous. Since 1990, a
large, sleek aircraft has been seen in the skies of California, Georgia and elsewhere. Three large, white delta-winged aircraft were revealed in a
LandSat photo of Groom Lake in late 1991. For years, reports of a black aircraft code named "Brilliant Buzzard" or "Blue Eyes" have circulated.
During the 1980's, Boeing reportedly built the secret aircraft as a high speed platform for launching a smaller, hypersonic aircraft. Other reports
suggest that it was the platform for the Airborne Optical System, an integral part of the SDI missile defense plan. "Brilliant Buzzard" may be an
unmanned craft, if it can be associated with Boeing's 1989 HSCT study for NASA. The study uses the term "unmanned flying wing" to describe the
aircraft. Comments in the study hint that the plane was already flying.
Most reports, however, seem to indicate it is a manned aircraft. It has been described as having a clipped delta planform, a fighter-style canopy, a
forward canard wing, dual rectangular engine exhausts, with extremely loud engines.