posted on Jun, 28 2004 @ 01:21 AM
Originally posted by roniii259
I was watching the History Channel tonight and saw a show o stealth technology in planes. near the end one of the interviewers stated that he talked
to pentagon heads and found out that they are considering some 16 stealth planes to be declassified, 4 of which are manned. They went on to
talk about optical stealth which we all know about, but 16! if they are being considered to be declassfied how many other black programs are there?
At this point every other country seems to have been blown away by US airpower.
Just got done watching all 3 "Stealth and Beyond" shows. It had some cool stuff no doubt
One thing to clarify though - the 16 aircraft he was speaking of were the ones that the government was thinking
about making declassified. This
in no way means that there are only 16 projects. In fact, for the airforce alone I would bet there are many times that number. Also, please keep in
mind that not all of these programs are as exotic as one might expect. Some may have to do with such mundane (yet important) things as all wheather
performance and mobile communications platforms. You just never know.
The other thing I would like to mention is that the man they interviewed was not
in the millitary but claimed to have many sources. He
also admitted to being an avid test range watcher. Now, judging from personal experience with people who say they have "reliable inside sources" I
would take what he said with a grain of salt. It is very possable that he was A)lied to directly B) given half truths such as the numbers and type of
aircraft he was told or C) he outright lied about his source, and in reality has no source at all. This third situation becomes more likely because he
said that he is an author on "black" aircraft. Most people in a position to know such things (such as the number and type of black programs) would
probably not tell a man about to wright a book classified information.