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Re: Black Projects Come Out

From: Stanton Friedman <fsphys.nul>
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2002 16:44:19 -0400
Archived: Wed, 06 Nov 2002 12:27:17 -0400
Subject: Re: Black Projects Come Out

>From: Tim Matthews <TMMatthews99.nul>
>To: updates.nul
>Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2002 03:41:59 EST
>Subject: Black Projects Come Out

>Dear All,

>Below, an article for the New Scientist by David Windle who
>assisted me in researching my book, UFO Revelation, published by
>Cassell in 1999. The article demonstrates what the few people
>like me have been saying all along. That many of the better UFO
>sightings are, indeed, black projects aircraft at various stages
>of production.

>We were right all along... and this is but one example that has
>seen the light of day.....
>Tim Matthews.


>Source: The New Scientist


>By David Windle
>New Scientist
>October 21, 2002

>A formerly top secret, bat-winged stealth jet has taken the
>aviation world by surprise, after a low key unveiling in St
>Louis, Missouri. It may look like it flew straight off the
>screen of a sci-fi movie, but the Bird of Prey is no flight of
>fancy - it could translate into serious business for its makers,
>aerospace giant Boeing.

>"Here we have an example of a classic 'black' programme: an
>aircraft which has been built and flight tested for a number of
>years - and no one outside the programme knew about it," says
>Nick Cook, aerospace consultant to Janes Defence Weekly. Other
>highly classified aircraft that have ultimately been revealed
>included the U-2 and Blackbird spy planes and the B-2 stealth

>The Bird of Prey cost $67 million and is the product of Boeing's
>advanced research and development division, the Phantom Works.
>It first flew in 1996 and is said to have demonstrated a range
>of stealth and production technologies. It is a single seat,
>single engine design and with a reported maximum altitude of
>6100 metres (20,000 feet). Its top speed is a relatively sedate
>480 km/h (300 mph).


The announcement reinforces the long known conclusion that
secrets can be kept, but hardly suggests that this craft was
mistaken for a high performance  flying saucer... Note top speed
of 300mph, top altitude of 20,000'.It has wings and there is no
indication it can move straight up or down or land in a space
not much larger than itself or hover. Reminds one of the silly
CIA historian's fictional claim that the U-2 and SR-71 spy
planes were responsible for many UFO sightings. One also wonders
about its range.

Stan Friedman

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