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Mystery aircraft is pictured flying over the PhilippinesA mysterious aircraft caught flying over the Philippines could be the United State's ultra-secret new RQ-180 stealth drone, aviation experts believe. Local landscape photographer Michael Fugnit captured the craft on Thursday when he was attempting to take pictures of the sunrise by the coast of Santa Magdalena, a resort town 364 miles south of Manila. Fugnit regularly watches the skies for planes, and quickly realized that the batwing-shaped flyer was unlike any commercial or military… (www.msn.com) More...
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Highly secret, well almost, except for the vapor trail.
Francis Gary Powers mentions that it his book. He was apparently over the Sinai area and realised he was leaving a contrail. Change of altitude resolved the issue.
Now if they can only do something to dry up the contrails. Or maybe fly it only on moonless nights, like the guys who wanted to send a manned rocket to the sun at night so they wouldn't get burned up
Probably flying out of Diego Garcia. Definitely has that B-2 shape.
I'm guessing it would be targetable by its heat signature, I'm sure strikes will be attempted to evaluate defensive tactics, the fun never ends!
Stealth Technology addresses IR signature as well as RF, visual, and acoustic.
Pretty sure that such a basic thing is taken care of. And remember, strealth doesn't mean invisible. It just means LESS visible. If they get close enough to good radar, they'll still be spotted. They use radar coverage maps to fly paths with least chance of being detected by radar.