New superspy plane revealed: Now housed at Area 51

A highly classified plane developed in secret, is now flying. How often are these new aircraft reported to be UFOs?

Revealed: Pentagon’s new superspy plane hiding in secret Area 51 hangar.

Aviation Weekly’s Senior Pentagon Editor Amy Butler and Senior International Defense Editor Bill Sweetman got the skinny, along with details about its location. The plane, now in the flight testing phase, will participate in real world missions as soon as 2015. Apparently, the RQ-180 has been in development many years without anybody knowing about it—perhaps as early as 2006.

Aviation Week notes that classified aircraft are developed in Palmdale, California – a Northrup facility.

Obviously no one would speak much about it, but you can find out more about the story here: Secret New UAS Shows Stealth, Efficiency Advances.

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  4 comments for “New superspy plane revealed: Now housed at Area 51

  1. spookyparadigm
    December 8, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    Cue posts by ufo folks still talking about the TR-3B, etc..

    The whole black aircraft/Area 51 thing seems ossified, stuck in ca. 1994 amber excavated and polished by John Lear and Bob Lazar.

  2. One Eyed Jack
    December 8, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    With all the drones being used today (this new plane is a drone) I wonder how long until someone hacks and hijacks one. I’m sure there is extensive security, but history has shown us that all systems are eventually compromised.

  3. December 8, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    @one eyed jack: That was in the news three days ago. The drone was on the same network as the hijacker, so that limits the possibility, but it could happen in theory. Military drones are far more sophisticated, though. http://news.discovery.com/tech/robotics/drone-hijacks-others-in-air-makes-them-zombies-131205.htm

  4. December 10, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/12/obama-first-president-to-mention-area-51-where-early-spy-planes-looked-like-ufos/ Obama First President to Mention ‘Area 51′ — Where Early Spy Planes Looked Like UFOs – ABC News

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