posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 10:37 AM
reply to post by RichardPrice
Yeah I agree, that post would not likely be privy to all codenames.
However, what I am suggesting is that the MOD were aware of multiple reports pertaining to an aircraft with the codename Aurora, and with the B-2
making regular flights from UK RAF stations, airshows etc, that any sighting that matched the description of a B-2 would be put down to being a B-2
and not Aurora! If it matched the description of a B-2 and he wasn't privvy to the codenames why would he call it Aurora? There are several
1. The official identified an aircraft matching the B-2's description by it's codename Aurora - Highly unlikely and not the type of thing you would
put in a memo to the assistant chief of air staff.
2. The official collated several sightings of an aircraft that matched descriptions of an unknown airframe and that of the Aurora and made the leap
that it may be the same thing. - These guys aren't paid to guess, and certainly not in reports to officers that are only a couple of ranks below The
3. The official was privvy to MOD intelligence regarding a project called Aurora, and that Aurora was clearly different from the B-2. He reported
sightings of the aircraft and linked the two in a report to a senior defence chief who then hushed him.
As for the dismissal of the topic, I highly doubt that is the case. It was this guys job to report this, to dismiss it off hand like that would not
happen unless the ACAS wanted to send a message without saying as much. To do so would be like telling the guy not to do his job and then not give a
A far more appropriate response in that case would have been "the MOD has no interest in these reports, the witness accounts are clearly unsupported
and we know of no such aircraft/project". Saying it the way he did was a clear indication that the official must simply drop the subject and that the
ACAS did not want to explain why.
And you're right of course, the technology used on the B-2 is still classified, however it's existance was declassified in 1988.
That all sounds terribly discombobulated :-) apologies it's hot in the office!