I wouldn't be surprised if there are several working units already in operation and I am pretty sure that I saw this flying twice over the past years
- dart-like shape.
With the surprising quick launch of DDG-1000 and now this, I wonder what's going on? Why suddenly all the openness and putting info into the public
The reason why the aircraft and weapons platforms that were kept 'secret' for a little while longer in the 70's and 80's, was because we (the US)
were involved with a little something called the Cold War, at the time.. Where nearly everything was kept from prying eyes, that didn't need to be
seen or known about. Simply because, we HAD to stay ahead of our adversaries, on the military technological advancement front, with our weapons
Now that we aren't actively involved in a potential world war conflict with said country adversaries.. We might put out information regarding our
latest 'white world' military tech advances, to instill a sense of authority, power, and supremacy, into all.. Both foreign and domestic..
As another ATS'er said... 'Fear us'
But back in the time of the Cold War, we didn't really know the true potential of our adversaries forces and their technological capabilities. Now
that we are without a doubt, the most powerful nation in human history, with the most intelligence gathered on all potential country adversaries, we
don't have that 'fear of the unknown' of what our enemies might have. We know we have the best and always will be ahead of everyone else, with our
So if anything, purposely leaking info to the world on things such as this, just further embeds that 'fear us' into everyone else's minds... Quite
possibly giving others the thought that what we're showboating with 'SR-72' info, is our greatest tech at work... We probably have already been
using that tech for years, and it's proven it's capabilities well. What they don't know, is that we already have greater and better things, in the
works... Ultimately, giving said adversaries, a false sense of our own technological accomplishments, when in fact, we're actually much further
'White world' tech announcements is all smoke and mirrors, ladies and gents!
Nothing to see here, move along.