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Re: Navy's 'UFO-Like' Stealth Drone

From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 18:01:02 +0000
Archived: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 06:21:24 -0400
Subject: Re: Navy's 'UFO-Like' Stealth Drone

>From: Robert Powell <rpowell.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 08:13:16 -0500
>Subject: Re: Navy's 'UFO-Like' Stealth Drone

>>From: Michael M. Hughes<michaelmhughes.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 17:09:56 -0400
>>Subject: Navy's 'UFO-Like' Stealth Drone

>>You really need to check out the photo:


>>Source: Fox News.Com


>>October 11, 2011

>>US Navy's 'UFO-Like' Stealth Drone Takes Flight

>>The U.S. Navy reached a new milestone for a futuristic new
>>stealth drone when it successfully retracted its landing gear
>>and flew in cruise configuration for the first time, engineers
>>announced Tuesday.

>>Developed by Northrop Grumman, the X-47B is a tailless, strike
>>fighter-sized unmanned aircraft designed to take off from and
>>land on moving aircraft carriers at sea. New images released
>>today depict a futuristic, almost UFO-like vehicle.

>>The test flight, conducted at Edwards Air Force Base, helped
>>validate hardware and software that would enable the X-47B to
>>land with precision on a moving deck, the company said.

>There is a similar craft built by Lockheed-Martin called RQ-170
>Sentinel. I just investigated a report in Austin and there was
>another in the DFW area 50 minutes earlier of a squadron of
>triangles which are I suspect were one of these two types of
>drones. Speed was about 250 mph based on time and distance
>between the two observers. Amazingly they were flying through
>civilian airspace without navigational lights. I did some quick
>checking and the FAA has authorized drones to fly in civilian
>airspace with prior FAA authorization. But I'm not worried about
>any safety issues; I'm sure this is all being done to keep us
>safe. :-)


I have seen a new prototype drone flying over my patio and
reported its flight in this on-line chat group.  I was
challenged and told that the FAA didn't authorize the test
flights of drones.  Thanks for verifying that drones do have
authorization to fly over civilian populations.  Raytheon had
announced in the local newspaper that it had developed a new
drone and was testing it.  People living in southern Arizona
know that various types of exotic aircraft are tested over our
heads. Now, if only the Border Patrol gets to use their drones
to monitor the border with Mexico.


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