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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