Why the fuck does the USA need a plane that flys at the thermosphere when no country can't even compete against the F-22 right now??

Why the fuck does the USA need a plane that flys at the thermosphere when no country can't even compete against the F-22 right now??

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When you're ahead, get more ahead.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fuck off, Tastosis.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      IT'S SO UNFAIR PROTOSS CAN PLAY WITH ONE BRAIN CELL AND STILL WIN BECAUSE OF GAS STEAL, FORWARD GATE, REAVERS, RECALL INTO CARRIERS

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why let anyone catch up?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Letting people catch up is what we do best at. We get ahead, and then we stagnate and let others catch up. Then wonder why the fuck we find our selves in such a shitty situation

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don't believe that you are "we" you are "them"

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        When did anyone catch up in the past?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Pride may be the downfall of our great country. Just like how Russian pride blinded them of their own defficiency.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      She deserves that.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Stop always preparing for the previous war and start preparing for the next one, or the one after that even.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've got a shit ton of rocks and sticks stockpiled.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's like motor racing, if you stop developing you get caught

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The SR-72 as far as we know is just an internal project lockheed has been working on. There are no known government programs that are funding it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >There are no known government programs that are funding it
      AHAHAHAHHAHAH it’s called tax dollars moron

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Again, what program is funding it? Where in the budget do federal tax dollars go to the SR-72? Show me the congressional reports.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Where in the budget do federal tax dollars go to the SR-72?
          Under black budget, CIA, NRO, etc. The same place the stealth helicopters, the RQ-180, AARS/QUARTZ/TIER III was. Not everything is listed to where the enemies job is easy.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            And you know this how?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              What are you twelve? Black budget/top secret programs being coded under false projects, lumped in (hiddin inside) completely different spending areas, or just hidden with faked budget numbers is well known strategy.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                so you made it up?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Were you born stupid or did they just raise you wrong on purpose?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                He is right it's always been a thing and we only hear about the details 25-75 years after the fact when they declassify it.
                B2 and F117 are some examples of older ones.
                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_project
                Black project funding actually makes up a rather large portion of the DOD budget. Current estimates are north of 50 billion annually.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Because I'm not a brainlet. The A-12 Archangel - what became the SR-71 Blackbird - was funded secretly by the CIA. All fixed-wing (plane) and space-based recon assets are now under the control of the NRO, not the CIA like the old days. The CIA can and does contribute budget monies to the NRO as they like having the latest and greatest recon assets. The stealth helicopters used on the OBL raid were/are real. The RQ-180 is real, and now starting to move into the gray world, a decade after being built. AARS/QUARTZ/TIER III was a set of ~10 extremely expensive all-aspect VLO ISR platforms built during the Cold War. They were made to loiter over the Soviet Union, hunting the USSR's mobile nuclear launchers, sending that location and targeting information to B-2's for destruction. If you can find me a non-classified Congressional budgetary report, or a line item in any budget that allots monies to my mentioned programs, I'd like to see them. No, not declassified A-12 documents from the 50s-60s, as that doesn't help. You do know that there is $21 TRILLION in defense spending that can't be accounted for, yes? The money is given to the branches, but, the things it's spent on can be tracked, or accounted for. Double listing only accounts for less than $4 trillion of that money. One year, the Army got it's whole yearly budget given to it in on check, and still continued to get its normal allotments given to it at the same time. So, the Army got double it's budget in one year. Some of that money is going to line pockets, but, you can't tell me all of it is. Now, go be retarded somewhere else.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          > darpa and skunkworks loudly announce the completion of the aurora project
          i shiggy

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          moron there's literally trillions of unaccounted dollars in military spending
          sure some of those are just embezzled, but I'm sure at least a portion of them are black book projects

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      LM was awarded a contract in 2007, and soon after it was public all information got scrubbed from the internet. You can barely find archives of it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Airman Battle Uniform ad on the right
        I never thought I'd say it, but I miss that uniform now.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          :'(

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      there are extremely credible reports of triangular looking aircraft flying over the US and the atlantic ocean with propulsion systems that are unlike anything anyone has seen in actual jets, like that one instance of the British aircraft spotter who randomly saw such a thing getting refueled overhead with engines that made explosive sounds as it propelled itself forward.

      To think that the big aerospace giants haven’t developed these things on their own is silly. Part of their business model is to stay ahead of the game so they have to invest in these things whether the gov asks for it or not, because they probably will in the future.

      No different from the way the MIC was testing F-22 like aerodynamic designs back during the Vietnam War era even though not all of the technology was there for mass production.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >like that one instance of the British aircraft spotter who randomly saw such a thing getting refueled overhead with engines that made explosive sounds as it propelled itself forward.

        Tell me more

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >it was spotted by Chris Gibson in the North Sea 100km off the coast of Norfolk. Gibson was working as an oil-exploration engineer on a gas rig, but had previously been a member of the Royal Observer Corps, an organization made up of civilians for the purpose of spotting and identifying aircraft. Gibson stated that he saw a black triangle-shaped aircraft being refueled by a KC-135 while being flanked by two F-111 Aardvarks.

          https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/oil-rig-engineer-sketches-secret-us-spy-aircraft-1563429.html

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >it was spotted by Chris Gibson in the North Sea 100km off the coast of Norfolk. Gibson was working as an oil-exploration engineer on a gas rig, but had previously been a member of the Royal Observer Corps, an organization made up of civilians for the purpose of spotting and identifying aircraft. Gibson stated that he saw a black triangle-shaped aircraft being refueled by a KC-135 while being flanked by two F-111 Aardvarks.

        https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/oil-rig-engineer-sketches-secret-us-spy-aircraft-1563429.html

        >with engines that made explosive sounds as it propelled itself forward

        Maybe they figured out how to sustain a RDE
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotating_detonation_engine

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          i know that according to cold war engineers that have written about their time in the industry back in the 1970s and 1980s, supposedly they were real close to figuring out how to get SSTO engines to work.

          but the materials science and computer modeling just wasn’t there yet. but that’s different than RDE’s (which they too have supposedly been tested in test aircraft).

          i think it’s fair to say the nerds at these big aerospace firms have tested every imaginable design and whatever we think is possible they’ve already modeled it or even flown it.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            we already have the capability of ssto's with either aerospikes or sabre engines, or a combination of them. the problem was the feasibility and cost effectiveness of it because the space shuttle showed itself to be such a massive failure in reusability. proton rockets and now the falcon rockets are much more effective at reducing the cost of space travel over throwing billions into ssto's that don't exactly work the way people want them to.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              wtf is that? It looks like babby's first pirated copy of Bryce 3D circa 2010.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1992-04-17-me-607-story.html

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/u4HUBhC.jpg

            we already have the capability of ssto's with either aerospikes or sabre engines, or a combination of them. the problem was the feasibility and cost effectiveness of it because the space shuttle showed itself to be such a massive failure in reusability. proton rockets and now the falcon rockets are much more effective at reducing the cost of space travel over throwing billions into ssto's that don't exactly work the way people want them to.

            SSTO is just inherently inefficient compared to TSTO reusables because you are, by definition, carrying a mostly empty fuel tank with you most of the way.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/u4HUBhC.jpg

            we already have the capability of ssto's with either aerospikes or sabre engines, or a combination of them. the problem was the feasibility and cost effectiveness of it because the space shuttle showed itself to be such a massive failure in reusability. proton rockets and now the falcon rockets are much more effective at reducing the cost of space travel over throwing billions into ssto's that don't exactly work the way people want them to.

            What do you think the use of SSTO is considering the re-useability of modern rocketry ala SpaceX? What does SSTO give you besides cost savings on major structures like boosters?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              for military purposes? being able to have a jet that can literally go into orbit, re-enter on the other side of the planet and conduct a combat mission would be a huge deal and like something out of a sci-fi film.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I feel like in a situation where you need a jet to do that, there's high odds you'd want an ICBM or Conv Prompt Strike equivalent instead no?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              probably just for luxury's sake, i expect material science and engine technology to advance to such a level that ssto's are feasible because of how easy it is to overcome earth's gravity to the point where we don't have to care about every single extra gram carried to orbit. also turnover rates for ssto's that don't have to go back to the factory for repairs and checks but just refueling would make the space travel industry more realistic for people to use.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why not?

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    to flex on the poor

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Someone else might have one.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Need?

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I ain't gotta explain shiett.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      basically this. "why reach for the stars when there are some homeless people on meth you could give your money to instead?" the main raison d'etre of humanity is to reach the stars and beyond, to populate other planets and reach for eternity. we dreamed it and it then it became possible.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >"why reach for the stars when there are some homeless people on meth you could give your money to instead?"
        So we can send those methheads to space. Duh.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >allowing the enemy to close the gap
    This is why you aren't paid in favors

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >if you’re winning the race, why not stop running?

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because satellites are surprisingly easy to shoot down.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nobody wants to shoot down satellites, though. Kessler Syndrome is a real possibility when you start blowing shit up in orbit.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >no country can't even compete against the F-22 right now

    you're only thinking about the countries on earth. how are we supposed to dominate alien scum from far away planetary systems without advancing such technology?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >implying we don't have a couple of craft not of this world sitting in some deep ass hanger under a mountain.
      Don't worry anon, we'll ger there faster than you think.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Being on top of the aerospace industry is a full time hustle, can't slack off even for a minute.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    to fight the nazis from antarctica?

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because the moment they slip up China will surpass them, and there is no worse fate than being ruled over by the Han Chinese Borg, even the current chud state is better.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    has it gone off the rendition phase?

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >relaxing when you’re at the top
    Classic way to get fucked

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >need

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why make precise strategic decisions when you can nuke your enemy to kingdom come

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fuck you that's why
    If a horrific technological advantage doesn't give you a boner then you're a pussy-ass gay

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      XD

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What the fuck does a reconnaissance have to do with an F-22? Can the F-22 tell you what's happening on the other side of the world if your satellites get whacked?

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    spy satellites fly at orbital speeds, but in predictable paths
    >gets shot down by anti-satellite missiles

    plane flies at hypersonic speeds
    >can maneuver to notch/counter any known missile

    plane can launch a HGV deep strike and escape. US is obsessed with preempting any counter. Its not about "need" in the present, but already having the option in the future

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's for when the space men come to take your guns and shoot your dogo. Think about the future not looking to the past.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why the fuck does the USA need a plane that flys at the thermosphere
    You may not like it, but the US is 6 million years ahead in military tech. The US military & government holds the keys to the meaning of life & death, has both friendly & evil alien helpers (ET/FNORD), psychic "remote viewing" spies, time travel tech, fleets of reverse-engineered antigravity alien tech "TR-3B Black Triangle" flying ship's powered by element 115, communication with ghosts the afterlife & the unborn, triple-barreled M551A666 PsychoSheridan tank's, 75th Rangers exoskeleton-hip-fired gyro-stabilised 120mm infantry mortars with pinpoint accuracy during 25mph sprint, access to other "parallel" universes, NSA/DARPA GGGQEP quantum ∞(±6^∀)Petahertz microprocessors to eavesdrop on every single electronic & non-electronic communication in the world even sign language underneath 1km of EMF Kevlar, "Rods from God" (just 1 orbital tungsten telephone pole = two Czar Bombas), the 300,000-strong "Fighting Molemen" U.S. SUBTERRANEAN FORCE, FT LEE VA (the secret "7th branch" existing since 1899), quantum IFVs, "phase-shifting" Armored Recovery Vehicles, new "Stealth" tech that makes jet's invisible to Radar. Shoulder-fired ASAT missiles. Stealth field kitchens. This is publicized in Stargate SG1, scientific research publication Popular Science, only a fraction of the more spooky & shadowy stuff not listed above is merely hinted at in Marvel Cinematic Universe™, history documentary Red Alert 2, time travel documentary Life is Strange (David Madsen was a rogue DIA test subject), but the pardoned parcel is the US of A is at least 6 million years ahead in military tech even without the help of alien's. It is 6 million years ahead though the exact number fluctuates due to the activities of the US Military Time Travel Program underneath Barksdale, A. F. B., L.A., this 6 million years ahead is a universally agreed-upon average by the world & intergalactic/ET scientific communities.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The only unbelievable aspect of this is that anything remotely interesting has ever happened in Shreveport.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      explain the picture

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >he thinks he can hide his dog on Mars

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because America FUCK YEAH!
    Comin' again to save the motherfuckin' day, yeah
    America, FUCK YEAH!
    Freedom is the only way, yeah
    Terrorists, your game is through
    'Cause now you have ta answer to
    America, FUCK YEAH!
    So lick my butt and suck on my balls
    America, FUCK YEAH!
    Whatcha' gonna do when we come for you now
    It's the dream that we all share
    It's the hope for tomorrow
    (FUCK YEAH!)

    eat shit you commie gay.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    On an absolutely clear sky day a couple weeks ago, at work we heard an incredibly loud aircraft fly directly overhead. Everyone at our outside yard stopped and looked up to try and see it but nobody could spot a plane.

    It immediately made me think of how far away high mach sound travels, how it confuses the brain due to a scale of distance you're not used to. I looked in the direction of travel where I expected an 80-120 second sound-to-sight lag and couldn't see anything against the sky. I went on a couple flight tracker sites and there was not a single known plane in a 50 mile diameter, and what was in the sky were typical passenger and small craft.

    So it was either an anti-visually coated plane test or something very high up going very fast.
    Immediately thought of how public talk of the SR-72 dried up, probably coincides with when they began full scale flights.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    awww he thinks we live in the 80s

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because fuck you, that's why.

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    so other countries have to spend themselves bankrupt in order to keep up

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >other country pretends to be advancing in order to saber rattle
      >spooks us something fierce so we jump two tech generations ahead "just in case"
      >other country gets BTFO'ed
      >repeat
      Ah, It's good to be king.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        We got scared of Nazi wunderwaffe and decided instead kf lying about it we'd just do it

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because they aren't actually as far ahead as you think they're.

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a spyplane, meant to spy on the enemy when there's no satellites nearby. Not meant to dogfight anything

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this thing falls apart at mach 10.4, there's a documentary out already

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I knew the Scientologists were working with the Chicom. Wonder how much they got for selling it to the chinks?

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    O V E R M A T C H

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    mogging Navy pukes
    >We listened as the shaky voice of a lone Cessna pilot asked Center for a readout of his ground
    speed. Center replied: "November Charlie 175, I'm showing you at ninety knots on the ground."
    >Just moments after the Cessna's inquiry, a Twin Beech piped up on frequency, in a rather superior tone, asking for his ground speed. "I have you at one hundred and twenty-five knots of ground speed." Boy, I thought, the Beechcraft really must think he is dazzling his Cessna brethren. Then out of the blue, a navy F-18 pilot out of NAS Lemoore came up on frequency. You knew right away it was a Navy jock because he sounded very cool on the radios. "Center, Dusty 52 ground speed check". Before Center could reply, I'm thinking to myself, hey, Dusty 52 has a ground speed indicator in that million-dollar cockpit, so why is he asking Center for a readout? Then I got it, ol' Dusty here is making sure that every bug smasher from Mount Whitney to the Mojave knows what true speed is. He's the fastest dude in the valley today, and he just wants everyone to know how much fun he is having in his new Hornet. And the reply, always with that same, calm, voice, with more distinct alliteration than emotion: "Dusty 52, Center, we have you at 620 on the ground."
    >Very professionally, and with no emotion, Walter spoke: "Los Angeles Center, Aspen 20, can you give us a ground speed check?" There was no hesitation, and the replay came as if was an everyday request. "Aspen 20, I show you at one thousand eight hundred and forty-two knots, across the ground."
    >I think it was the forty-two knots that I liked the best, so accurate and proud was Center to deliver that information without hesitation, and you just knew he was smiling.
    >in that short, memorable sprint across the southwest, the Navy had been flamed, all mortal airplanes on freq were forced to bow before the King of Speed
    https://www.thesr71blackbird.com/Aircraft/Stories/sr-71-blackbird-speed-check-story

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Amerimutts have a humiliation fetish.

    They get off of being humiliated by technologically inferior countries so they constantly one up their military so that the humiliation never ends.

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Those are for the UAP task force for intercepting aliums

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm starting to believe to US military is preparing to fight an extraterrestrial force

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        why else would they reveal the classified UAP shit last year, there's been a lot of weird stuff going on since nukes were first detonated on earth.

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    S'cool

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because it's fucking cool

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You're too stupid to deserve an answer and PrepHole should ban spoonfeed questions to filter you idiots. Use a search engine and if you don't know how that was YOUR choice/fault so KYS.

  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The US would spend trillions of dollars on alien like technology just to flex on third world countries, even though they should spend most of that money on infrastructure or social welfare programs.

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Well, they didn't get to be the global military super power with mediocrity didn't they?

  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Well you see the greatest threat to democracy requires such spending, or else Ru- I mean uhhh...China? China will wipe us off the face of the world, sink Japan and...conquer...Asia?

  46. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because nothing beats real time intelligence gathering that isn't at the mercy of orbital paths. There will always be a need for it.

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