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Re: NATO 'Firefly' - Black Budget Stealth?

From: Greg St. Pierre <StrmNut@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 21:16:28 EDT
Fwd Date: Fri, 17 Jul 1998 08:59:19 -0400
Subject: Re: NATO 'Firefly' - Black Budget Stealth?

>From: Graham M. Wilson <gwilson_spur@lineone.net>
>To: <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: NATO 'Firefly'
>Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 18:59:31 +0100

>The 'Firefly' is one of the current generation of super-stealth
>aircraft, still part of the black-budget programme.
>Near silent in operational flight, near silent hover


>The underside lighting configuration is so designed as to give
>conflicting eye-witness accounts of the lighting and indeed
>shape of the craft, the three large circular red lights in each
>point can converge in the centre to form one very large red or
>white light.

>The craft is fitted with various psychotronic devices, including
>certain beam weapons that can induce psychological and
>physiological effects on humans and animals alike, including
>pulsed phased lighting effects that can induce a fit,
>convulsions, or merely varied hallucinagenic states.

>The disrupters, the sound weapons, can disoreintate individuals,
>this can then go on to cause physical displacement, and if the
>signals are strong enough, prove fatal.

I think this one falls into the "Oh please" catagory. He provides
no documentation, and furthermore, I see no strategic value in
such aircraft, especially given the exorbitant amounts of money
necessary to develop and maintain them. Since no military
develops (or contracts elsewhere for the development of) any
aircraft for "the fun of it", I see no purpose for an silently
hovering aircraft that makes people feel strange or makes them

Militaries need aircraft to gather information about other
countries, to fight their aircraft, to attack strategic
locations, or to train pilots to perform these functions, not
buzz small towns to give them confusing light shows. Any target
can be destroyed from a hundred miles away with cruise missles.

Stealth fighters accomplished their missions in the Gulf War just
fine without "near silent operation".

What could it's purpose possibly be? Unless it carries a payload
and drops it on it's target at a hover from tree top level while
putting on a light show and making the unfortunate victims below
sick first, I'd say it would be pretty useless.