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This is the amazing Lockheed Martin SR-72—the space Blackbird

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posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 07:11 PM
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I'm wondering if this means it'll be publically in action for one reason or another very soon o.O




posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 07:14 PM
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No comment.



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 07:14 PM
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I can't think of any theater currently where such advanced aircraft would be needed. No, this is being made known to the public for some other reason...not because they wan to start using it...



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 07:16 PM
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One of the reasons the Nighthawk went white was because they had to train during the day. It could be as simple as that.



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 07:20 PM
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Zaphod58
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One of the reasons the Nighthawk went white was because they had to train during the day. It could be as simple as that.


Remember back in may/june timeframe when you had a ton of training materials dropped on your head? There wouldnt have been anything like this craft in those mats, eh?

And another thread you had posted in, regarding stealth mats
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Think they would be using that material on this airframe?



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 07:22 PM
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As to the first, GOD I wish.

As to the second, that's what I was talking about in an earlier post. The new materials have gotten so good, and are so versatile, that I just don't know if this would incorporate stealth or not. My guy says yes, and yes to your question.



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 07:25 PM
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Zaphod58
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As to the first, GOD I wish.

As to the second, that's what I was talking about in an earlier post. The new materials have gotten so good, and are so versatile, that I just don't know if this would incorporate stealth or not. My guy says yes, and yes to your question.


I can only imagine what else you've been told about this new toy of ours... If you'd like, I'll take some U2U hints from ya


Still looking back through your old posts, to see if any other shoes fit this mystery



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 07:26 PM
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The original article claims that it's speed will be it's stealth factor. You can't run, hide, or hit something going mach 6



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 07:28 PM
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Oh, you can see it (if it doesn't have stealthy characteristics), you just can't react to it fast enough. That was always what saved the SR-71.
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posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 07:28 PM
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if they couldn't hit it going mach 3, they REALLY cant going m6!
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posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 07:46 PM
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Zaphod58
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Some of the most interesting things I've learned in the last couple of years have come as a result of ATS. Someone saying something that seemed innocuous at the time that later connects all the dots and paints the picture.




I had a feeling that's where you were going in your earlier post so I thought I'd add my $.02 as that has also been my experience (and I didn't want to speak or nudge for you).


It's also great that it works both ways - things one may hear or learn in the "real world" can often be vetted to some degree on ATS. And things learned on ATS make it much easier to vet in the real world if you have a good sense of what the big picture or actual story may be. Far easier to get a confirmation and a few additional details than to get all or most of the "story" out of the blue (unless you're The Guardian).

Don't want to stray too far OT, so we now return to your regularly scheduled programming...



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 07:49 PM
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MystikMushroom
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The original article claims that it's speed will be it's stealth factor. You can't run, hide, or hit something going mach 6


Agreed for the moment, BUT, only if you are using missiles. Now something like an energy weapon is a whole new ballgame. Energy beam weapons have been toyed with for a very long time and they are not ready yet ...... as far as we know! But then we could say the same about the SR72 just last week.

While the US spends big money on aircraft, a wiser Country with a different range of expertise may just be playing with, and making a breakthrough with something a little different than missiles.

I have a feeling we may just find out if the SHTF.

P



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 07:51 PM
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You know what gets me. Is I've been looking at palmdale aerials.. and completely dismissed a air frame at valley line rd and Lockheed way. For a long time I thought was the framing for the F-22.. because they practically bake the fuselage now. Now looking at it and comparing it to the dash 8 and the bus. It's twice as big as the bus. Could it have been...or another project in the works?



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 07:52 PM
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Skip directly to 22 minutes 30 seconds, sit back and watch the video. Its from 2008...and shows this very airframe.

www.youtube.com...


I knew if I looked around I'd find it eventually.



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 08:08 PM
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Could it be that this was the craft that crashed in NM recently, and that's why they're bringing it into the white world?



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 08:18 PM
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grey580

The Aviation Week website is down for maintenance.
However I found this over on gizmodo.
As well as some other pics on the net that seem related to what was released on aviation week.

However. How freakin cool is this!
We get a SR-72 Mach 6 edge of space plane with optional strike capability?
Very badass.

sploid.gizmodo.com...





[It's] an affordable hypersonic intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and strike platform that could enter development in demonstrator form as soon as 2018. Dubbed the SR-72, the twin-engine aircraft is designed for a Mach 6 cruise, around twice the speed of its forebear, and will have the optional capability to strike targets.

Guided by the U.S. Air Force's long-term hypersonic road map, the SR-72 is designed to fill what are perceived by defense planners as growing gaps in coverage of fast-reaction intelligence by the plethora of satellites, subsonic manned and unmanned platforms meant to replace the SR-71. Potentially dangerous and increasingly mobile threats are emerging in areas of denied or contested airspace, in countries with sophisticated air defenses and detailed knowledge of satellite movements.







Looks real nice, can't wait to see it. It probably has already been flying and it's just now being declassified because they have better ones that are being used.



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 08:21 PM
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Astr0
Skip directly to 22 minutes 30 seconds, sit back and watch the video. Its from 2008...and shows this very airframe.

www.youtube.com...


I knew if I looked around I'd find it eventually.


Hey thanks...I think I've seen this before. But I think I'm going to watch it all...within the opening credits...it's all there! The wind tunnel test of the scale SR-72 and other things that I took interest over the years. This link is gold. Thank you. Be back in an hour...YT REQUIRES A BOAT LOAD OF BUFFERING...

So I have to watch the whole thing as it loads.

Shoes off. Feet up..



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 08:27 PM
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Stealthbomber
Could it be that this was the craft that crashed in NM recently, and that's why they're bringing it into the white world?


My logic does not run like the rest of you here. To me it would mean shoot spectator number 2 leave the blind deaf guy. If he has feelings..shoot him too. But the cats out now...

NOTE: sell Raytheon stock...buy more Lockheed stock...

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Edit: by that I mean you guys really think it through...talk about critical and objective thinking. I smell a Tom Clancey gold award...
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posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 08:31 PM
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When the nazi's invented the bell, way back in ww2 it went much,much faster than that and it could corner on a dime without any g force. So they say anyway. So if we have that tech, then why would we put money into this junk? Unless it was all a lie.



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 08:32 PM
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lol its been too many years anyway, even if this is the reason for the release. I'm sure it would have been popped anyway soon. Once the air force got its hands on one or seven, the crew chiefs and pilots would have gotten word around



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