Dec 18, 2018
B-2, B-1, RQ-3, F-117 (M / U), SR-71, Ayaks, U-2 (U-3?), YF-23, SR-72, Taranis, X-36 , X-45, Irkut, RQ-180, FOBS (R-36 Orb), Polecat, Magma, Eclipse, Tacit Blue, HTV-2, Aura, Skat, Hongdu Lijian, A-12 Oxcart, nEUROn, B-21 and the unveiled versions of the X-47B. How many of these systems have been (intentionally) exchanged for UFOs from other planets? How many alien UFOs have we seen over the years to protect the shadow fleet Mig and Russian Sukhoi run by the Pentagon in Area 51 and other secret bases? If the F-117 flew in 1979, how many stealth and hypersonic prototypes we do not know? The Bird of Prey flew in 1996: how many variant we do not know? How many UFOs have hidden the innovative control surfaces of Magma?
If it responds to earthly physics it is certainly ours.
An alien UFO because it should release a trail? sudden accelerations and vertiginous ascents are intolerable for a human organism, but not for a drone. Why should a UFO behave like a land aircraft? The dynamics of the jumps, the stretching and stretching of the temporal space fabric or the use of an anti-gravity propulsion system are still science fiction for humans while for other visitors they may already be reality (thesis confirmed by Seti). The fact is that nobody knows how they move. Antimatter is presumed, and today science fiction for humans, even though Boeing has carried out studies in this regard. It seems probable, however, that an alien aircraft traveling in the cosmos possesses a profound knowledge of applied physics, which is completely unknown to us. Why should a UFO create a sonic bang when it would certainly be equipped with shields that isolate it from our atmosphere and the Earth’s magnetic field? If they have crossed the cosmos they have certainly done so with protective shields capable of nullifying any external effect, including nuclear (the explosion of the Trident would only affect the paint). If an aircraft does not respond to Newtonian laws, then it is not terrestrial. If it responds to earthly physics it is certainly ours.
United States: the Aurora program
The Long Range Strike-Bomber is considered a top priority for the Air Force. The project has been classified since 2011, but at least two USAF prototypes would have been breaking the skies for some time. Then there is the stealth RQ-180 drone and the advanced (though larger) version of the X-47B. Between the ’80s and’ 90s, Skunk Works obtained funds for some Black Projects that gave life to the F-117 as well as to the U-2 spy aircraft. Lockheed’s Black Aircraft Production, obtained multi-billion dollar financing, was 5 in the ’90s, for the production of a system covered by military secret never made known. It has never been identified, but over the years we have seen numerous UFOs in the sky. In March of 2016 with an unexpected announcement, Lockheed Martin told the world that he had gained the technology to create the first operational hypersonic platform on the planet. That the specifications of the sixth generation platforms expressly concerned hypersonic speed, had long been known.
“Our aerodynamic configuration is stable in all flight profiles: subsonic, transonic, supersonic and hypersonic”. Reading between the lines, Lockheed admitted that he had then completed the development of a technology, still experimental in the rest of the world. Specifically, a profile superior to Mach 6 provides for the implementation of new thermal protection systems as well as the aerodynamic design. The latter, considering the absence of the mobile surfaces, has been optimized to obtain stability at different speeds.
Until now, at least in the known development processes, the hypersonic platform was dropped at high altitude from a support platform. This is because an hypersonic aircraft could not take advantage of the conventional take-off and landing tracks. The SR-72, on the other hand, would have overcome these limitations. Skunk Works, a division for Lockheed’s special projects, would deliver a final project capable of reaching North Korea in 90 minutes, flying over the entire peninsula in two, performing very high-resolution surveys and behaving like a standard aircraft, without the need for a launch or recall aircraft.
The combined cycle engine concept circumvents the traditional limitations of reactors, statoreactors and scramjet, which can only operate at different speeds. The new propulsion system aims to solve this problem by using a low-speed turbine engine and a high-speed scramjet. The Lockheed demonstrator will cost less than a billion dollars and will be the size of an F-22 Raptor. Lockheed, in fact, has confirmed that the prototypes of the SR-72 have been flying for some time thanks to classified programs. It is also known as Aurora Program.
The US RQ-180, whose technical specifications have not yet been disclosed, should have a wingspan of 39/42 meters, however, higher than that of a 737. It carries out ISR missions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. Similar to the X-47B (raised central body and thin wings), but with a wider aperture, the RQ-180 leverages the know-how in terms of low observability gained with the experience gained with the F-117 Nighthawk and F-22 Raptor, combined with more efficient aerodynamics for higher altitude, range and parking. Its engine could be more powerful than the Global Hawk, the Rolls-Royce AE3007H. It is thought that it may be the same, albeit appropriately modified, of the X-47B (program concluded). The RQ-180 is also considered capable of performing electronic attacks. The platform derives from the Joint Unmanned Combat Air System project of Northrop Grumman, canceled at the end of 2005 due to differences in requirements between the Air Force and the Navy.
The UFO of Russia
In September 2016, Moscow admitted the existence of a low observability experimental drone based on an unconventional aerodynamic configuration. Designed by Irkut Corporation, it would present a structural geometric scheme containing unique and unused aerodynamic solutions. It has been designed for reconnaissance and attack in A2 / AD environments. The Russian Ministry of Defense has been investing copious funds in UAV technology for years. According to unconfirmed rumors, the gap with the Americans would have been filled. To memory comes back a precedent occurred in July 2016, when a drone of some kind violated one of the most protected air spaces in the world: that of Israel. With some embarrassment the Israelis claimed that the drone had not been intercepted although three missiles were launched against it. The drone came from Syria. It will never be identified.
The Anglo-French UFO: Taranis
Taranis was designed for asymmetric warfare and for air-to-air and air-to-ground combat. Taranis successfully completed a test flight, registered and publicized on 10 August 2014 at the Woomera military camp in southern Australia. He flew for 15 minutes, making maneuvers at various altitudes and at different speeds before landing. A week later, on 17 August, another test flight was made. Phase two should have ended with four more flights. The details of phase three are not known. The program (actually could be two operational Taranis) costing today $ 350 million, aims to develop an unobserved low observability aircraft for C4ISTAR missions for surveillance, information gathering and electronic warfare in enemy territory. The wings of the Taranis have a high positive arrow angle with an opening measuring 33 meters in width. According to BAE Systems, the Taranis is the non plus ultra of aeronautical engineering and design. In the second series of test flights, operators assessed the capabilities of electronic warfare, encrypted communication systems, the integration between the engine and the aircraft’s signature to evade radar surveys. Taranis, the name of the Celtic god of thunder, is part of the Anglo-French program known as the Future Combat Air System (FCAS). FCAS aims to develop a new stealth combat drone, with member countries contributing equal to half of the program budget. We know that most of the drone technology was developed in England, but several American companies, including General Electric and the Triumph Group, have designed most of the flight systems. The first flight of the Taranis took place between October 2013 and March 2014. The drone demonstrated its ability to self-taxi to the runway, take off and fly to the destination area. Taranis would then be able to generate a flight plan to the target, locate it and return to the base. The aircraft also made a simulated assessment of the damage done to the target before landing: all without human intervention. The investment for the Taranis is covered 30% by the BAE and the British Ministry of Defense for the remaining 70 percent. Information on the real capabilities of the Taranis is classified, as well as the number of missions completed to date. Only one data was confirmed: all the flights of the second and third phases of the technological demonstrator were conducted in the final stealth configuration. The third phase should have taken place in Australia, the second in Europe.
The European UFO: NEURON
NEUROn is the European technological demonstrator for a UCAV developed by an industrial team led by Dassault Aviation with the collaboration of Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi, Saab, Airbus Defense and Space, RUAG and HAI. The first phase of flight tests took place from December 2012 to September 2015. nEUROn flew 123 times earlier in France, then in Italy and finally in Sweden. The six nations that support the program are France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Dassault Aviation is the prime contractor with Airbus Defense & Space subcontractors for Spain, Alenia for Italy, Hellenic Aerospace Industry for Greece, RUAG for Switzerland and Saab for Sweden. During the Italian risk at the base of the Decimomannu Air Force, in Sardinia, nEUROn successfully carried out 12 flights, with different levels and profiles and against fixed and mobile threats, which would have confirmed the reduced infrared signature of the platform. On 6 July last year the first sea trials of the nEUROn technological demonstrator were completed. The drone performed flights in formation with the Rafale taken off from the Charles de Gaulle. nEUROn has run low over the carrier, but the UCAV has not landed on the nuclear-powered French aircraft carrier. The low observability performance of the platform against real enemies was initially assessed in western France.
The UFO of China: Lijian
China’s first UCAV known as Lijian, Sharp Spada in Mandarin Chinese, won the second prize at the National Science and Technology Advancement Prizes. Made by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China and the Hongdu Aviation Industry Group, the Lijian is the first Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle built outside of NATO. His first public flight dates back to November 2013. During the first tests, the technological demonstrator was propelled by a single jet engine, probably the Shenyang WP7, a copy of the Russian Tumansky R-11 built under license. The new engine should be a WS-13 without post-burner (so as not to compromise the low infrared observability), designed to equip the fifth generation Shenyang J-31 fighter. The wings have a high positive arrow angle with an opening that should be 14 meters, then lower than that of the X-47B from which it clearly draws inspiration. The UCAV was designed to carry a payload of 4,400 kilos in the two holds inside the fuselage, so as not to affect the radar equivalent section. A second advanced version is already in flight test phase. The unmanned low observability aircraft will perform C4ISTAR missions, surveillance, information gathering and electronic warfare in enemy territory: it could enter service for 2020. The Lijian will initially serve as a robotic follower (also envisaged the UCAS, Unmanned Carrier Air System version ) in mixed crews, although it has been specifically designed to accommodate a high degree of artificial intelligence. The UCAV Lijian, in addition to the US X-47B, is inspired by the British Taranis and the European nEURON.
The next UFO sightings: goodbye to control surfaces
Last December, the stealth drone MAGMA of the University of Manchester and BAE Systems made its first flight. Similar to Lockheed Martin’s RQ-170 Sentinel or Northrop Grumman’s X-47B, MAGMA has one key feature: it has no control surfaces. The drone implements the CCW or Circulation Control Wing and the FTV or Fluidic Thrust Vectoring. MAGMA does not have ailerons or flaps (which reflect radar waves). CCW works by increasing the airflow velocity at the front and rear edges of a specially designed aircraft wing using high-pressure air jets. Thanks to CCW the need for mobile surfaces is eliminated to direct the flow of air. Meanwhile, the FTV uses air jets to change the exhaust direction of the engines to allow for change of direction. Without the mobile control surfaces, aircraft would be inherently more aerodynamic, reliable, manoeuvrable and faster than current aircraft. The absence of the complex lines of control could revolutionize the design of military stealth aircraft, but the operational use for such technologies is still far away. For example MAGMA is able to carry out maneuvers with a high number of G, but it has not been designed on a backup system to compensate for the possible interruption of air pressure.