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UFO's and Drones

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posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 09:35 AM
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I know some people using military tech forums here will be familiar with most or all of these, but this is for the UFO researchers that aren't, and that might have seen something/eventually see something of a similar shape.

It's not an attempt to explain away all UFO sightings either, just showing that it's likely that several of them could actually be of military drones, or what are also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV's)/Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAV's). They're either programmed to carry out flights/missions, or controlled from another location :

X-47A



Made by Northrop Grumman and part of a project called J-UCAS. (Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems) This was a joint U.S. Air Force/Navy project that was managed by DARPA, (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.) and ran from October 2003 to early 2006, when the program was cancelled in favour of a long-range bomber project by the Air Force.

www.airplanes.com...

www.darpa.mil...


X-47B



The continuation of above, this time with the U.S. NAVY as part of a program called UCAS-D (Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration). The first flight test was done on Feb 4th at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

www.islandcrisis.net...


RQ-170



A Lockheed Martin UAV. Unlike the others this is supposed to be a non combat vehicle, and has already been deployed in Afghanistan by the U.S. Air Force.

www.popsci.com...


Taranis



A UCAV made by BAE Systems. Testing on it started in 2009, but it's been said that it won't start further flight tests until 2012.

www.dailymail.co.uk...


nEUROn



Made by Dassault Aviation, along with the co-operation of several european countries. Testing is also scheduled to start in 2012.

www.defenceweb.co.za...



So it might be worth remembering some of those shapes, especially with UFO sightings increasing, and especially next year when more of them are due to fly. And obviously, just because the military tell the press and public they're not currently testing some of these it doesn't mean that they aren't already for whatever reasons.
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posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 10:31 AM
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Good summary!

Beyond the UFO issue... what worries me about these drones is that it makes it much easier for corporations to impose their will on countries without having a man in the cockpit who has morals and choice. They can control a large number of these from anywhere in the world with a small force of morally bankrupt people like Blackwater/Xe. Also it makes killing easier as there is no imminent threat to the controller and it is more video game like. You don't have to stand over the ripped and mangled bodied pieces.

They are selling this as a savior of human lives, but I see it as the opposite. It makes mass atrocities easier and more likely.



 
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