Secret experimental aircraft filmed in the United States

Proteus experimental high-altitude aircraft

Two secret experimental aircraft, little known to the general public, were captured over the Mojave Desert (California, USA), writes the American publication The Drive.

The publication notes that we are talking about Scaled Composites Model 401, which made its first flight in October 2017 and is a demonstrator of technologiesas well as the Scaled Composites Model 281 Proteus, a high-altitude long-range tandem wing aircraft that first flew into the sky in July 1998. Both are developed by Northrop Grumman.

Experimental aircraft Scaled Composites Model 401

According to The Drive, along with these aircraft were also recorded F-15D NASA and the tanker KS-10. Moreover, the air tanker was refueling in air F-15D, under the right wing of which an incomprehensible object was noticed.

According to experts, the aforementioned Model 401 and Proteus were in unmanned mode or controlled by the F-15D. After which they suggested that the Pentagon is trying to achieve the creation of an aircraft that is as invulnerable to Russian missiles as possible. The US military is experimenting with various materials, equipment and apparatus, as well as testing new combat ligaments and tactical schemes.

For example, strange rhombs were discovered in the tail of Model 401. Therefore, it is likely that this time some kind of radar or sensors were tested. At the same time, some kind of electro-optical system was installed on Proteus.

In addition, The Drive believes that the US Air Force and NASA are working to reduce the thermal signature of aircraft. So they could conduct tests of special coatings, which complicates infrared search systems to detect aircraft. That is, new materials for the "invisible" are first tested on these experimental aircraft.
  • Photos used: Tom Tschida / / Alpha Henry
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  1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 20 June 2020 22: 32
    Well, how did anyone want to? In general, in terms of flying laboratories, the United States is ahead of the rest. The USSR only did not concede. "Not inferior" - keywords. crying The form is interesting. Almost the front and rear plumage are the same in size. With different amplitudes, naturally. What would a supersonic aircraft look like with this arrangement?
    1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
      Observer2014 21 June 2020 02: 33
      Belarusian regional committee taking revenge? There is a minus. Not a single opinion is against. laughing
  2. monman Offline monman
    monman (Garik Mokin) 21 June 2020 17: 27
    Scaled Composites Model 281 Proteus is a product of Burt Rutan, genus. in 1943, a retired American aerospace engineer, an entrepreneur known for his originality in developing lightweight, durable, unusual looking, energy-efficient aircraft. I would call him Ilon Mask in aircraft construction.
    Here, at an air show, his planes are shown.

    And what to look at him from a distance? You can touch it!

    1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
      Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 7 July 2020 18: 25
      What a nightmare!
      "US Secret Experimental Aircraft" people with children paw on airshows in the 14th year !!

      It turns out that these and other "US Secret Experimental Aircraft" have been flying quietly at an air show for at least 5 years ...

      Everything in these amers is not the same as in humans .....