An interesting thing to note, however, is that this is not always particularly the case. An apt example being that of the X37 spacecraft. It
could have gone unannounced, but as a deterrent (I am assuming), they chose to publicize the launches.
Well in my post up above (which is what I think you are replying to), I'm only thinking hypothetically. I know that the X-37 has other aircraft
designators before it that was essentially the same thing. I don't know enough about that plane to tell if it's a cover (deterrent) to another
blackworld aircraft. I could be wrong, but I believe that the X-37 is a scaled model of the former X-40 spacecraft. Also, this started out as a NASA
project before being turned over to DARPA in 2004, and immediately became classified. But this would be a project that we would want our adversaries
to know about though. It's like other countries knowing we have a nuclear weapon. Why would we hide that fact? That itself is more of a deterrent to
I've planned for some time to piece together a basic device to kick around the garage, just to show people that hey it works just fine,
(regarding the EM lift engine we spoke about prior) but money has been holding that little personal desire back. I look forward to youtube's
response... man. Anyways, I mention the EM craft as I'm attempting to discern what you're getting at. Are you hinting that you believe these
are already in production somewhere (post-testing already?), or perhaps something like the Mach jets, all the while using the x37b as the attention
grabber? Or maybe that you don't feel they exist at all, that I'm making fluff up or something? Which is fine if that's the case, I'm not going to
hold that against anyone here on a conspiracy site of all places, after all.
Actually I have no idea if an EM lift engine exists or not. Engine design isn't one of my specialties at all so I couldn't say you were making up
fluff or not. I wasn't hinting about the EM idea at all. I was hinting about all these competitions that were going on with the different aircraft
(i.e. yf22/yf23, X-32/x-35, etc.). Wouldn't it make more sense that we have two awesome designs (except for the X-32) per competition and only
utilize one of the aircraft? Why not use the YF23 as a different "black world" project when it was by far the better plane of the two? I'll tell
you this, I bring this up because long after all these competitions were supposedly over, I was able to refuel an aircraft that shouldn't be flying
anymore, much less in a different configuration
. So I know for a fact that there's at least one black world project going on as a result of a
competition the DOD had. If there's one, there may be more...
From my own working experience, I personally just believe that they are all separate aeronautical projects with their own respective, distinct
goals. Money being spent just for the purpose of hiding better technology (ala buying many jets when something better exists already just for show?)
seems silly unless they needed to be pumped out there quickly during wartime.
I agree that they are all separate aeronautical projects with their own respective, distinct goals, however, I think that some of these projects no
doubt started from known white world unclassified competitions between 2 or more aircraft.
But think about this for a minute...There's no doubt in my mind that that we need the JSF (or some other aircraft fighter) to replace our aging
fighter fleet. Zaphod has talked in great length about how the Air Force has killed the fighter fleet here
. But the price of the JSF (F-35) has risen from 233 billion dollars in 2001 to 396 billion
dollars in 2012 (price includes all R&D, procurement of 2443 aircraft ((US only)) and military construction such as new hangers, new runways, etc.).
With these numbers, that places the F-35 on a per aircraft basis from 81 million a piece in 2001 to 161 million per jet in 2012. So in 11 years, the
price of the aircraft has doubled. Now the full rate production of it isn't supposed to be until 2019. What's the cost per aircraft gonna be when we
hit 2019? Already they are projecting 1.1 trillion dollars over a thirty year life of the aircraft.
If you ask me, this is unsustainable for our government, and they know this. I'm willing to bet something better is being built to replace the
defunct F-35 program. The only good thing from the F-35's cost is that it's replacing so many different aircraft with just one jet, which is a plus.
Do you have any experience working with the military?
Yes I was a boom operator for six years, and worked with most of these aircraft before. I have a picture thread under the area 51 forum you can check
out here www.abovetopsecret.com...
But I agree with you. They are structured, but we do love spending money on junk!