From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul> Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2012 22:39:34 +0000 Archived: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 07:05:56 -0400 Subject: Re: Military Clears Up Beltway UFO Mystery >From: Steve Sawyer <stevesaw.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2012 04:45:41 -0700 >Subject: Re: Military Clears Up Beltway UFO Mystery >>From: Vincent Boudreau <vincentboudreau.nul> >>To: post.nul >>Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 18:06:13 -0400 >>Subject: Re: Military Clears Up Beltway UFO Mystery <snip> >>"The X-47B is the first unmanned vehicle designed to take off >>and land on an aircraft carrier. As part of the program's >>demonstration, the X-47B will perform arrested landings and >>catapult launches at Pax to validate its ability to conduct >>precision approaches to the carrier. The base is one of only a >>few sites in the world where the Navy can run performance tests >>on aircraft-carrier catapult operations at a land-based facility >>with flight test and engineering support resources not available >>on a ship." >>Hmm... >>I thought it was exactly the contrary. >>A Frisbie does not exactly fly like a plane, does it? >>Since it is aerodynamically un-sound, what revolutionary >>technology is behind this? >>Looks more like some kind of a way for the military to further >>confuse the issue of UFOs. >>This is the perfect setup: we now have saucer-shaped drones. >>Drones, the new catch phrase. >>Does it even fly? >If you'd done a Google image search on "X-47B" you would have >seen that this "UCAS drone" for the U.S. Navy is in fact not >saucer or disk shaped at all, but only appears to be so, sort >of, when photographed from the side or at a somewhat front >angle. >In fact, the X-47B has a kind of "flying saucer" appearance at >certain side or frontal angles due to both visual stealth and >aero- dynamic design reasons, but actually has two stubby, >angular wings. >For clarity, see this .jpg image, showing the XB-47B from side, >front, and top views, with specific dimensions and planform >specs: >http://bit.ly/M0tHfl The air craft now flying Earth's skies just keeps getting stranger and stranger looking. Actually, they look like some craft designed for a sci-fi movie. KK Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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