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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 Some "Unfunded Opportunities" (UFO) During this article, the Mach 3-plus (2,000 mph), SR-71 Blackbird hasbeen referred to for comparison several 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. Today, 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 Nellis Range. It is refueledafter conventional takeoff by a specially rigged KC-135Q tanker jet, andcan fly from Nellis to Kadena Air Force Base in Japan in less than twoand a half hours. Aurora first came to public attention in 1985, when an unclassifiedprocurement document disclosed its existence. Disclosure heightenedspeculation that the system was a stealth fighter or bomber, and pro-gram managers were happy to play 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 figures are normally withheld; and(b) $80 million is very little for development, and $2.3 billion is alot for operations. As for "UnFunded 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 parachute design to the space shuttle." Other officers are similarily emphatic about the nature of thesenew systems. "We have things that are so far beyond the comphrehension of theaverage aviation authority as to be really alien to our way of thinking,"says one retired colonel. Rumour has it some of these systems involve force-field technology,gravity-drive systems, and "flying saucer" designs. Rumour further hasit that these designs are not necessarily of Earth human origin - but ofwho might have designed them or helped us to do it, there is less talk. "Let's just put it this way," explained one retired Lockheed engineer."We have things flying in the Nevada desert that would make GeorgeLucas drool." (Editor's note and conclusion: The Air Force has had a unit atNellis for several years; its name: Alien Technology Center. Thefirst question is, do you think they are studying


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