Super Hornet vs "tic tac"

Military aircraft - Post cold war aircraft, including for example B-2, Gripen, F-18E/F Super Hornet, Rafale, and Typhoon.
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Unread post12 Jun 2019, 02:21

If RADAR, FLIR, well-trained pilots are visually, at times, tracking unexplained objects in the air, then something is there. What that something is, is open to conjecture.
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Unread post12 Jun 2019, 03:58

Fox1 wrote:Probably just swamp gas.


Hahaha!

Navy should be checking the official "chart"
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Unread post13 Jun 2019, 00:55

For something otherworldly, the metrics of merit are things like number of
right angle turns, acceleration and dive/climb performance.

Nothing I've ever seen suggests any otherworldly performance here.

And a UFO kinematically outperforming a Super Hornet is not a particularly impressive feat.
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Unread post13 Jun 2019, 02:22

And a UFO kinematically outperforming a Super Hornet is not a particularly impressive feat.


Most modern and worldly 4th Gen fighters outperforming a "Super" Hornet is not a particularly impressive feat.
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Unread post13 Jun 2019, 05:58

Scorpion1alpha wrote:
And a UFO kinematically outperforming a Super Hornet is not a particularly impressive feat.


Most modern and worldly 4th Gen fighters outperforming a "Super" Hornet is not a particularly impressive feat.


My point exactly.

When I first saw the FLIR imagery, my initial impression was that it was some sort advanced ballistic missile decoy.
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Unread post13 Jun 2019, 14:13

Nothing extra-terrestrial about this, just a highly classified USAF/USN aircraft.

The same hysteria surrounded early sightings of the SR-71 and other US "Black" programs. The recent reports out of Iran as to what is flying around their nuclear reactors squares up with this too. We have some unmanned craft that can perform amazing, unexplained maneuvers and at speeds which defy logic.

So no little green men behind it. Besides, out-performing a SH in kinematics is no great feat. Sadly, it happens every time one performs dissimilar air combat with F-15's, 16's, Typhoons, Rafale's etc.. Long, long list. You can just add these tic tacs to it too...
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Unread post14 Jun 2019, 14:41

Even so, the video images are not definitive proof that the jet pilots were chasing an actual UFO.

“To really be sure, we would need the raw data,” said Dr. Steve Cummings, vice president of Technology Development and Execution at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. “Visual displays alone are not the best evidence.”

So how best to track an alien spaceship in our skies?

“Wide-area search of some form or another," said Cummings. “I would want want at least two sensors, like radar and [electro-optical/infrared], to search the skies...One way to actually verify these and be absolutely certain that this is not an anomaly is to get the same target, behaving the same way on multiple sensors.”

Source: https://www.raytheon.com/news/feature/uap_atflir
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Unread post01 Oct 2019, 17:27

Scorpion1alpha wrote:
And a UFO kinematically outperforming a Super Hornet is not a particularly impressive feat.


Most modern and worldly 4th Gen fighters outperforming a "Super" Hornet is not a particularly impressive feat.

The reports did not say "wow this is faster than my SH", they said "wow this is faster than anything we have ever seen". There is a difference..
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Unread post01 Oct 2019, 17:43

Some news on the "UFO" front; first, the US Navy confirms that the leaked videos are the real deal:

https://www.history.com/news/navy-confi ... ideos-real

They confirm that they don't know what this is, but also that it has happened frequently, and poses a potential security risk. This new opennes is perhaps part of the effort to remove some of the stigma related to UFOs/UAPs( Stigma that is also well demonstrated by some of the posters to this thread...!)

Gradisher told HISTORY the Navy is trying to reduce the stigma of reporting UAPs, which in the past pilots may have been disparaged—or ignored—for reporting. “We want to get beyond that stigma, and encourage our aviators to report anything that they’re seeing out there.”


In other news, "Two the Stars Academy" claim they may have materials from alien artifacts:

https://futurism.com/the-byte/ufo-resea ... -artifacts
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Unread post01 Oct 2019, 18:08

Stigma that is also well demonstrated by some of the posters to this thread...!


If you'd been abducted and probed, I imagine you would want to appear as skeptical as possible to avoid having the unpleasant experience repeated. :shock:
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Unread post01 Oct 2019, 18:15

This has been quite interesting to watch - was spoiled somewhat by this link you posted earlier regarding the rotating glare :D

https://www.metabunk.org/nyt-gimbal-vid ... ect.t9333/
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