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Bird Of Prey In Museum 6 Yrs After First Flight  
User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4763 times:

Boeing unveiled the "Bird of Prey," a technology demonstrator that pioneered breakthrough low-observable technologies and revolutionized aircraft design, development and production.

The once highly classified project ran from 1992 through 1999, and was revealed because the technologies and capabilities developed have become industry standards, and it is no longer necessary to conceal the aircraft's existence.

What was European fighter industry doing in 1992 and do they feel up-to-date with the current Eurofighter ?


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User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4555 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4616 times:

Oh come on, the European Aviation community was making sure Airbus got plenty of R&D money. They know that the Americans will deal with defense issues.

Supposedly, their is another classified project using a Boeing aircraft that is still out there and not yet ready to be declassified.

"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4579 times:

Well, the R&D money Boeing and other US based contractors got during the last 50 yrs from the NASA and Pentagon is of a quantity Airbus can only think of in it's wildest dreams.

Yearly US governement budget overviews fully confirm this. It's the price of the superpower doctrine .. let's stop arguing about this.

IMO US builds the best militairy aircraft at this moment (yes it's a money thing), Europe the best commercial aircraft (yes it's a money thing).

Recent orders / programs confirm this.

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