The source of all those mysterious booms?

Lockheed Martin’s 2013 announcement of a proposed SR-72 reconnaissance and strike drone comes against a backdrop of decades of rumor about a replacement for America’s high-speed SR-71 spy plane. The SR-72 reportedly appeared for the first time in plain view in July 2017.

Since the early 1990s, there have been reports of mysterious sonic booms, unidentified aircraft sightings and a mysterious aircraft on a wall chart at Lockheed Martin.

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4 Responses to The source of all those mysterious booms?

  1. warhorse says:

    rumor has it the SR-72 “aurora” has been around since the mid 80’s. they wouldn’t have retired the SR-71 blackbird without a replacement, and satellites just don’t cut it.

  2. Aesop says:

    1) If you think the US retired the SR-71 without a much more capable replacement, I have a bridge to sell you.
    2) Caltech’s Jim Mori analyzed sonic booms that happened just before dawn and only on successive Thursdays, using computers and the data from seismographs all up and down CA.
    The booms were travelling at Mach 6, and in a beeline approach from the Pacific Ocean to Tonopah AFB, in NW Nevada.
    If you think we don’t have a Mach 6 plane landing from night missions either at Area 51 or the Tonopah base, which also hosts F-117s, you should look up the lag between when the SR-71 first entered service, and when its existence was formally revealed.
    3) Multiple photographs of an arrowhead-shaped a/c, all-black, with pulse-jet diamonds in trail consistent with a multi-Mach vehicle have come to light in recent years.

    The military keeps no secrets forever, but they have always managed to keep some for a number of years.

    Whatever the designation for the replacement for the SR-71, we already have one, as sure as day follows night.

  3. warhorse says:

    they should also be looking at the Woomera range in australia. I hear most of the stuff that used to happen at area 51 got moved to Woomera because it’s more remote and no one is really paying attention to it.

  4. Grandpa says:

    To even think TPTB reduced capabilities with the “retirement” of the HABU plane is laughable. I don’t really even believe all of the Blackbirds are retired, and however many still fly, do so to supplement the successor; be it Aurora,.or Astra, or whatever.
    But to actually reduce our surveillance capability – yeah, I don’t see that happening. Ever. That dog just don’t hunt.

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