posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 04:53 PM
I Could Tell You...
I was recently reviewing an image of a patch Trevor Paglen displayed in his book, where he states:
Lockheed MINOTAUR Program Patch - Image
Minotaur is a still-classified program undertaken by Lockheed Martin's Advanced Development Programs division, the Skunk Works. Although
Minotaur remains obscure, rumor holds that the airframe shares a "family resemblance" with another Skunk Works program called Minion and may have
served as a technology demonstrator for that program.
Above is a hyperlink to an image of the program patch Paglen is discussing.
Minotaur - Wikipedia
Minotaur - Image
Longhorn Skull - Image
I then reviewed what a minotaur is in Wikipedia:
- A minotaur is "part man and part bull". Does this imply there's two parts to the system - both a manned and unmanned element? Is the skull of a
bull clue us to the offensive part such as an unmanned conventional weapons carrier with an F-22 or undisclosed manned platform with advanced
- What does the bull mean? The horns are not shaped like the typical hooked upward fashion, but rather look like a longhorn bull, which seems
indicative of a Texas (Fort Worth ADP) element. Perhaps the funding source? Would this make it an IRAD effort to capture customer funding, similar
to the P-175?
Other items of note:
- Wings may imply an airborne element?
- Black background implies a black program or night operations?
- Green eyes and bulbous forehead create an "alien" nature. Does this imply a program relation to the AFFTC DET 3 operating location?
Other threads in this forum that discuss a similar topic:
Looking for Information on Skunk Works Project "Minion and Minotaur"
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