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Re: NATO 'Firefly' - Black Budget Stealth?

From: "Donnie W. Shevlin" <dshevlin@primary.net>
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 1998 09:06:53 -0500
Fwd Date: Fri, 17 Jul 1998 10:31:41 -0400
Subject: Re: NATO 'Firefly' - Black Budget Stealth?

> From: Greg St. Pierre <StrmNut@aol.com>
> Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 21:16:28 EDT
> To: updates@globalserve.net
> Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: 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
> >capabilities.

> <snip>

> 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
> sick.

> 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.

> Greg

I agree. It seems to me to be one of those 'I know a man who
knows a man that says.....' scenarios. And you know that we are
supposed to accept this verbatim. Yet, if a first party story
hits here about a possible sighting; photos, documentation, trace
materials and skin samples would be necessary before anyone would
even listen to you. I would subject his story to the same