Re: B-21 details

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Message posted by quellish (Member since 06/26/2008) on October 13, 2023 at 12:42:19 PST:

> It is unclear if Lockheed Martin's unveiling of the SR-72 concept in 2013 ever made Sweetman reconsider his belief that the USAF deployed a hypersonic spyplane in the early 1990s

Why would it? The "SR-72" was a direct evolution of the DARPA FALCON HTV-3X. etc. It was a paper concept, not hardware. The concept was later used for NASA propulsion programs. The "SR-72" was never a funded program - it was a press release.

> just because there was no opposition within the USAF top brass to the SR-71's first retirement in March 1990.

There was opposition both within USAF and Congress. There was also a classified airborne reconnaissance program that was linked to the SR-71 and was (at least attempted) cancelled at the same time in 1989/1990. AARS was cancelled in 1992/1993.

In Reply to: Re: B-21 details posted by Vahe Demirjian on October 12, 2023 at 20:59:50 PST:


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