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posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 05:00 AM
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It can finally be revealed. The first three open source articles disclosing some pieces of the speculated black program puzzle of Northrop. This perhaps explains the billion dollar rumblings in 2008, a new hangar at the TFWC discovered in 2007 and the defection of engineers across the USAF Plant 42 runway from Lockheed to Northrop as early as 2004.

Bill Sweetman (a Minnesota convert), Peter Merlin and Tyler Rogoway appear to have picked up on the nearing disclosure of this effort, based on their various discussions. I've always thought the cranked kite planform selection was a clever way to adjust the station line of your aerodynamic center. This one ain't your mama's Blue Devil I.

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posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 05:02 AM
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WOW.



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 05:07 AM
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Gee I bet the Iranians would love to catch that bad boy ...



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 05:42 AM
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Nice! Does anyone know if this is the one that crashed a little while back in NM?

Or perhaps this is what's coming over from Area 51 to Nellis?



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 06:16 AM
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I don't know.



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 06:17 AM
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A few will know.

But if it is...

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Do I win a cookie?




posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 06:21 AM
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Well hello RQ-180, aren't you the sexy bird.

If you are the sexy new eye piece, I wonder what your predecessors look like. I'd imagine you are at least a few generations old.



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 07:48 AM
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If they released this project is because they already started working in something even more advanced, wonder about their next step.



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 07:53 AM
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About damn time.



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 07:55 AM
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Just read your post in here, to your post in the linked thread. What a catch



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 08:02 AM
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Our government from the top is good at flying our top secret technology to other countries (Iran) so they can catch them on purpose.

No grounds for impeachment either.



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 08:09 AM
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Now, if I can just get an actual photo of it instead of a rendering.



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 08:10 AM
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NM?



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 08:43 AM
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reply to post by Sammamishman
 


Could be.



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 09:06 AM
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why silver? or bare? no hi tech paint on this one .......... just asking



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 09:38 AM
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At the altitudes it flies at, it doesn't matter much. You won't see it from the ground without knowing it's there to begin with.



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 12:06 PM
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PRS395
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Our government from the top is good at flying our top secret technology to other countries (Iran) so they can catch them on purpose.

No grounds for impeachment either.


Right. We should just fly spy aircraft over the US.



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 12:09 PM
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Zaphod58
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At the altitudes it flies at, it doesn't matter much. You won't see it from the ground without knowing it's there to begin with.


Without RAM coating, it will be seen. Iran isn't a bunch of cave dwellers.



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 12:11 PM
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And color has nothing to do with RAM coating. You can have RAM coating of any color. The point I was going for, which you ignored, was that the COLOR doesn't matter at the altitudes this flies at. Who said anything about RAM anywhere?



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 01:03 PM
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Zaphod58
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And color has nothing to do with RAM coating. You can have RAM coating of any color. The point I was going for, which you ignored, was that the COLOR doesn't matter at the altitudes this flies at. Who said anything about RAM anywhere?


One sees with radar.






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