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The UK Government has censored documents given to the UK public under declassification rules to hide two airbreathing platforms seen over the UK skies, and photographed (hence the photos being in the document) that could be confused with a wedged shaped high speed 'UFO'. EDIT# The censoring was done to spare the US blushes, not UK airframes.
The UK Gov. knows full well the NSA has a high speed air breathing recon capability. That articles bull#.
edit on 14-8-2013 by Astr0 because: (no reason given)
The UK doesn't have it, just is the refueller stop over location (both air and ground stop off). Two of these separate platforms have been photographed and two outta two are still classified TS by the UK government on behalf of the Americans.
Who ever flies them, has kept them hidden. For reasons only they know. My guess is high speed high mach 4-5 regime airframes are still a touchy subject.
Research and development on hypersonic technology is expanding, principally in the USA. The projected (USAF) priority plan is to produce unpiloted air-breathing aircraft with a Mach 8-12 capability and trans atmospheric vehicles which can operate between the upper air-breathing and sub-orbital flight regimes, as well as highly supersonic vehicles at Mach 4 to 6.
Originally posted by neformore
I'm convinced the Aurora program was very real, but failed with at least one crashing during operational duties.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by crazyewok
It never existed. Not one of my sources (which are quite good, and quite reliable), has found even a sniff of Aurora. There may be a high speed aircraft out there, but it's not Aurora.