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The new appearance of the RQ-170 drone near the manufacturing plant in the United States is discussed on the network

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Unmanned aerial vehicle RQ-170 Sentinel on September 3, in broad daylight, returned to its place of creation - at factory 42, owned by Skunk Works, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin. Under similar circumstances, a bat-like reconnaissance drone appeared there on 25 July.


Tyler Rogoway writes about this in an article published by the American edition of The Drive.

Plant 42 is located in Palmsdale, California. There aviation photographer Jeremy Smith spotted the RQ-170 unmanned aerial vehicle, which was escorted by the planes. Smith saw the drone land on the runway.

The observer noted that, just like last time, a light twin-engine aircraft participated in the escort of the RQ-170. It is difficult to say what tasks the drone performed.

Rogoway speculates that this may have something to do with the explosion over the Mojave Desert a few months ago during flight tests related to stealth technology. It is known that the US Air Force recently conducted major combat tests of various stealth weapons, in which the RQ-170 also participated.

The author concludes that the second appearance of a secret drone flying in the vicinity of plant 42 in the last two months is a sign of the Sentinel's imminent emergence from the shadows.

Other American sources say that the appearance of the RQ-170 near the manufacturing plant may indicate that the drone is being prepared for putting into service. But at the moment there is no official information from the Pentagon on this matter.

The unmanned aerial vehicle RQ-170 is created on the principle of a "flying wing" using stealth technology. Many people note its external similarity with the Russian S-70 "Okhotnik". The network suggests that back in 2011, its prototype could take part in an operation to identify the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden.
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  1. Orange bigg
    Orange bigg 17 September 2020 12: 17 New
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    The RQ-70 is similar to the C-170.
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 17 September 2020 12: 34 New
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      The new appearance of the RQ-170 drone near the manufacturing plant in the United States is discussed on the network
      UFO...
    2. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 17 September 2020 12: 58 New
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      Quote: OrangeBigg
      The RQ-70 is similar to the C-170.

      The C-70 was copied from the RQ-170, so the Hunter is similar to the Sentinel.
      1. Orange bigg
        Orange bigg 17 September 2020 17: 46 New
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        The deflection under the amerikosov is included. hi
        1. Grazdanin
          Grazdanin 17 September 2020 19: 06 New
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          Yes, I agree, the next deflection of our military-industrial complex before the American one is counted. True, it takes a long time to list all the deflections, because the traditions of deflections are old, even from the Tu-4 and MiG-15.
  2. g1washntwn
    g1washntwn 17 September 2020 12: 18 New
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    They have a competition there, and therefore scattered. The news was almost yesterday.
  3. nnm
    nnm 17 September 2020 12: 19 New
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    its prototype could take part in the operation to identify the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden

    If only for the purpose that no one would dare to touch Osama until the moment when he is required to advertise the United States.
  4. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 17 September 2020 12: 20 New
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    The device, as I understand it, is at the testing and development stage. So what is surprising in its periodic ferry to the place of the main production? What is the essence of the question? Cho the thread will be altered and again fly off for testing on which thread is the polygon.
    1. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 17 September 2020 12: 25 New
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      He has been in the service since 2007. About 10-20 pieces were produced.
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 17 September 2020 12: 21 New
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    The author concludes that the second appearance of a secret drone flying in the vicinity of plant 42 in the last two months is a sign of the Sentinel's imminent emergence from the shadows.

    They work, do, get ready! Normal, working situation ....
  6. RealPilot
    RealPilot 17 September 2020 12: 30 New
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    About unmanned "flying wings" talk has been going on for a long time, a number of projects after prototyping were closed. This means that the technology was still imperfect at that stage.
    An attack UAV, a scout, a tanker ... They tried to place them in different niches and roles. The outcome is still unclear.

    However, the likelihood of successful development of the concept increases. As unmanned wingmen for 4 ++ (+) and 5 generation fighters (flying arsenals, air defense openers, reconnaissance aircraft, they can even cover the fighter from missiles).

    They are already too complicated and expensive to just bomb the barmaley, they are reactive and heavy.
    The confrontation is again shifting to the struggle of equal / almost equal rivals (peer / near peer in the US classification), and here we need more serious devices, the development of which we are observing.
    1. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 17 September 2020 12: 37 New
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      Quote: RealPilot
      An attack UAV, a scout, a tanker ... They tried to place them in different niches and roles. The outcome is still unclear.

      Why then? Scout, long-range bomber for other roles, flying wings are of little use.
      Quote: RealPilot
      As unmanned wingmen for 4 ++ (+) and 5 generation fighters

      Doubtful. The known followers are built according to the normal scheme.

  7. Trapp1st
    Trapp1st 17 September 2020 12: 43 New
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    Minute conspiracy, I wonder if it has anything to do with statements about 6th generation aircraft?
  8. Livonetc
    Livonetc 17 September 2020 12: 46 New
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    Quote: Trapp1st
    Minute conspiracy, I wonder if it has anything to do with statements about 6th generation aircraft?

    How does conspiracy theories relate to the 6th generation?
    1. Trapp1st
      Trapp1st 17 September 2020 12: 56 New
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      New drone appearance
      somehow connected with the statements about the 6th generation aircraft?
      1. Livonetc
        Livonetc 17 September 2020 13: 00 New
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        Is that the fact that the study of the unmanned direction continues.
        There are many opinions that the 6th generation will be without a person on board.
        Not without reason.
      2. Grazdanin
        Grazdanin 17 September 2020 13: 01 New
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        Of course not. Nobody in the USA speaks about the 6th generation, they use the term "next generation". From where the next generation is to be counted is not clear.
        There is talk of a competition for a new long-range strike-reconnaissance drone, and all the main players have become more active.
  9. 501Legion
    501Legion 17 September 2020 19: 47 New
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    Quote: Grazdanin
    Quote: OrangeBigg
    The RQ-70 is similar to the C-170.

    The C-70 was copied from the RQ-170, so the Hunter is similar to the Sentinel.

    yes, and all the other planes with the type of flying wing, from the German.
    Don't write nonsense
    1. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 17 September 2020 20: 08 New
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      You're lying. The USSR was the first to make an airplane according to the “flying wing” scheme, then the USA. Nemchura is only the third.
      1. Alvis07
        Alvis07 18 September 2020 08: 28 New
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        Quote: Grazdanin
        You're lying. The USSR was the first to make an airplane according to the “flying wing” scheme, then the USA. Nemchura is only the third.


        I don't know whether to believe it or not, I'll just leave it here:
        "Tailless aircraft have been experimented with since the earliest attempts to fly. British JW Dunn was one of the early pioneers, and his swept-wing biplane and monoplane designs demonstrated their inherent stability as early as 1910."

        "German Hugo Junkers patented his own wing-only air transport concept in 1910, seeing it as a natural solution to the problem of building an airliner big enough to carry reasonable passenger cargo and enough fuel to cross the Atlantic on scheduled flights."

        "Soviet Boris Ivanovich Cheranovsky began testing tailless flying gliders in 1924."

        Source: https://ru.qwe.wiki/wiki/Flying_wing

        Nonsense, of course, but entertaining.
        1. Grazdanin
          Grazdanin 18 September 2020 10: 17 New
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          Quote: Alvis07
          "Soviet Boris Ivanovich Cheranovsky began testing tailless flying gliders in 1924."

          This is the key piece, it was in "metal"
          1. Alvis07
            Alvis07 18 September 2020 10: 34 New
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            Yes, but the RQ-170 is in "composite". Or, in "metal" - is it the key? And what about the planes during the Second World War - many were plywood or wooden. And yes. You all the same read more carefully about the history of the creation of aircraft of the "tailless" or "flying wing" scheme. All the same, the era of the Internet, Google, Wikipedia. Yes, at least this, if you don't know how to use search engines: http://old.ihst.ru/files/sobolev/silk.pdf
            This is a completely stand-alone document, you can download and print on your dot matrix printer. And read it.
            It would be possible to make a discount that the necessary books were not delivered to your library in your city. But you, like, write on the forum, it means that you have the Internet. And you claim such game!
  10. lvov_aleksey
    lvov_aleksey 17 September 2020 22: 20 New
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    rubbish is all, as always advertising - give us the loot, and we will create a super-duper ...
  11. Alvis07
    Alvis07 18 September 2020 08: 23 New
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    Quote: Grazdanin
    The C-70 was copied from the RQ-170, so the Hunter is similar to the Sentinel.


    Stop repeating this nonsense! S-70 is completely different from RQ-170, different concepts, different approach, different implementation, what did you find similar there?