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-Here is the relevant portion of the article mentioned by John Lear inthe ParaNet.Alpha Ufology message section of 1/16/88.It is excerpted from the Feb. 88 issue of "GUNG-HO" (chinese for "worktogether"). It bills itself as, "The Magazine For The InternationalMilitary Man". The article is entitled, "Stealth and Beyond". It iswritten by "Al Frickey", believed to be a pseudonym in order toprotect his identity. -Tom Mickus*********************************Stealth -And Beyond (...continued)A look at Aurora and So m e "Unfunded Opportunities" (UFO) During this article, the Mach 3-plus (2,000 mph), SR-71 Blackbird hasbeen referred to for comparison sev e ral times. The SR first flew about25 years ago. Twenty years or so before that, the hottest thing in theair was the 450 mph P-51 Mustang. T o day, there is Aurora, the codename given to a methane-powered, hypersonic, strategic-reconnais-sance aircraft capable of Mach 7 (5,000 mph) speed in the 250,000foot regime. Aurora has a three-man crew and has been operational sincethe mid-1980s, after a testing period in the Nel l is Range. It is refueledafter conventional takeoff by a specially rigged KC-135Q tanker jet, andcan fly from Nellis to Kadena Air Force Bas e in Japan in less than twoand a half hours. Aurora first came to public attention in 1985, when an unclassifiedprocurement document discl o sed its existence. Disclosure heightenedspeculation that the system was a stealth fighter or bomber, and pro-gram managers were happy to pl a y along. Aurora's budget increase from$80 million in FY 86 to $2.3 billion in FY 87 was unprecedented, giventhat: (a) black-project budget f igures are normally withheld; and(b) $80 million is very little for development, and $2.3 billion is alot for operations. As for "UnFunde d Opportunities," these are programs dealing withtechnology levels so advanced that one Air Force officer involved inSR-71 development said: "We are flight-testing vehicles that defydescription. To compare them conceptually to the SR-71 would be likecomparing Leonardo da Vinci's p arachute design to the space shuttle." Other officers are similarily emphatic about the nature of thesenew systems. "We have things tha t are so far beyond the comphrehension of theaverage aviation authority as to be really alien to our way of thinking,"says one retired colon e l. Rumour has it some of these systems involve force-field technology,gravity-drive systems, and "flying saucer" designs. Rumour further h asit that these designs are not necessarily of Earth human origin - but ofwho might have designed them or helped us to do it, there is les s talk. "Let's just put it this way," explained one retired Lockheed engineer."We have things flying in the Nevada desert that would make G eorgeLucas drool." (Editor's note and conclusion: The Air Force has had a unit atNellis for several years; its name: Alien Technology Cen t er. Thefirst question is, do you think they are studying Mexicans? The center is rumored to have obtained alien ( not earth )equipment an d , at times personnel to help develop our newaircraft star wars weaponry, etc. Yes, I know I sound crazy,but the rumour is aufully solid! Th e Alien Technology Center isfor real. Something remarkable has caused the Russians to suddenly want to play ball, and I personally believe t h is couldbe it. Sure, it sounds strange, but the most advanced knownairplane in today's world (SR-71) was secretly flying in 1963-64.Do yo really think our best, 23 years later, is the F-16?) END Opportunities" (UFO) During this article, the M ach 3-plus (2,000 mph), SR-71 Blackbird hasbeen referred to for comparison several times. The SR first flew about25 years ago. Twen

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