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SR-91 Aurora aircraft – hypersonic reconnaissance aircraft – Mach 5+ fighter jet

SR-91 Aurora aircraft – hypersonic reconnaissance aircraft – Mach 5+ fighter jet. Aurora also known as SR-91 Aurora is the popular name of hypothesized American reconnaissance aircraft

Aurora also known as SR-91 Aurora is the popular name of hypothesized American reconnaissance aircraft

It is believed that SR-91 Aurora is capable of hypersonic flight at speeds of Mach 5+.

According to the hypothesis, Aurora was developed in the 1980s or 1990s as a replacement for the aging and expensive SR-71 Blackbird.

 

Does the US Air Force have a secret SR-91 Aurora hypersonic aircraft capable of a Mach 6 performance?

In the light of continually growing evidence suggests that the answer to this question is YES.

The well-known instance which provides evidence of such an aircraft’s existence is the sighting of a triangular plane over the North Sea in August 1989 by oil-exploration engineer Chris Gibson.

In another incident of the famous “sky quakes” heard over Los Angeles since the early 1990s, found to be heading for the secret Groom Lake (Area 51) installation in the Nevada desert, numerous other facts provide an understanding of how the aircraft’s technology works. Rumored to exist but routinely denied by U.S. officials, the name of this aircraft is Aurora.

The outside world uses the name Aurora because a censor’s slip let it appear below the SR-71 Blackbird and U-2 in the 1985 Pentagon budget request. Even if this was the actual name of the project, it would have by now been changed after being compromised in such a manner.

The plane’s real name has been kept a secret along with its existence. This is not unfamiliar though, the F-117a stealth fighter was kept a secret for over ten years after its first pre-production test flight.

The project is what is technically known as a Special Access Program (SAP). More often, such projects are referred to as “black programs.”

 

what was the first sign of the existence of SR-91 Aurora?

On 6 March 1990, one of the United States Air Force’s Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird spyplanes shattered the official air speed record from Los Angeles to Washington’s Dulles Airport.

There, a brief ceremony marked the end of the SR-71’s operational career. Officially, the SR-71 was being retired to save the $200-$300 million a year it cost to operate the fleet. Some reporters were told the plane had been made redundant by sophisticated spy satellites.

A British Ministry of Defence report released in May 2006 refers to USAF priority plans to produce a Mach 4-6 highly supersonic vehicle, but no conclusive evidence had emerged to confirm the existence of such a project.

It was believed by some that the Aurora project was canceled due to a shift from spy-planes to high-tech unmanned aerial vehicles and reconnaissance satellites which can do the same job as a spy plane, but with less risk of casualties.

 

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5 comments

  1. Get real….way past mach 11…..Sunday morning over Santa Clarita is good time place for view

  2. Mark Anthony Ledbetter

    the picture is from a movie called STEALTH

  3. There’s substantial evidence that the old SR-71 blackbird had a history of going hypersonic with speeds of 5,760 mph (Mach 7.7) back in the 1980’s. Given that the Blackbird was designed in the early 1960’s, it’s quite obvious that the SR-91 could top out at over 8,000 mph at over 100,000 feet altitude.

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