Message posted by Vahe Demirjian (Member since 04/28/2022) on March 06, 2023 at 14:12:44 PST:
The special operations VTOL transport codenamed Senior Citizen and envisaged in the 1990s was designed to be stealthy, notwithstanding the dearth of publicly unclassified documents pertaining to this special-ops transport project. We don't know if the SPRINT will use stealth, but it should be remembered that the impetus for the V-22 Osprey was the failure of Operation Eagle Claw. If a couple V-22s break down due to avionics failure while attempting a rescue mission to free Americans being held captive by ISIS militants in Syria, then the USAF will be more than happy to procure the SPRINT design and designate it either V-19 or V-25.
In Reply to: Re: OT: DARPA announces SPRINT high speed VTOL project for special operator transport posted by Smythers on March 03, 2023 at 16:42:33 PST:
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