- The USA has been working on secret, new-generation space
planes In the beginning of the 1990s, Russian intelligence uncovered the
fact that the USA was testing a super-secret plane at one of its airbases.
Russian agents attempted to see the new object with their own eyes and
take pictures of it, but all attempts failed. The Americans provided incredible
security for their secret weapon, and they tested the plane only at night.
However, Russian agents managed to get some information about the new plane,
which the USA calls Aurora, in honor of the Goddess of the Dawn.
- The mystery aircraft is capable of flying very high,
at a height of 40 and more kilometers. Even the latest pursuit planes cannot
fly so high. The Aurora plane also possesses fantastic supersonic speed,
the so-called 6M speed, as scientists call it. One M is equal to 340 meters
a second. In other words, Aurora can fly at a speed of two kilometers a
second, and this is not the limit. This speed is achieved due to extremely
powerful engines and the special design of the plane's hull and wings.
- The aircraft was constructed based on Stealth technology,
which was selected by the American defense industry long ago. The technology
poses great difficulties for both ground and air radar systems.
- A picture of the real Aurora aircraft is even more rare
than a picture of an UFO. So far, Russia has only one picture of the mysterious
American plane. The picture was taken by a Russian intelligence officer
at the moment when the Aurora plane was refueling in the air. Later, it
became known that before the "flying tank of fuel (KC-135 aircraft)
refueled the Aurora, a spy plane flew across Russia from east to west and
was not detected by any radar systems.
- The Americans invented a new aircraft, which is almost
like a rocket. The new plane was invented by American defense scientists
with an eye towards the future. The most powerful pursuit planes can fly
at heights of 35-40 kilometers. Russia is capable matching its strength
with the USA in this respect. Russia has such aircraft: Su-2711, MiG-29,
and MiG-31. However, these planes can only fly in the near-Earth environment,
whereas the environment between the Earth,s atmosphere and space is still
vacant, so to speak. That is why, the development of the near-Earth space
environment weapon is so relevant for defense. Who gets there first becomes
- Here, we are talking about totally new kinds of aircraft:
spy planes, fighter planes, transport planes, ect. They will be able to
fly from the atmosphere into space and then return to Earth. The Americans
have been working on this kind of aircraft for years already, developing
several "star wars projects. The United States has been designing
and testing such planes for a long time. They already have the X-33, X-34,
X-37, and X-38 planes.
- X-33: This supersonic aircraft was designed based upon
up-to-date titanic alloys. It is equipped with oxygen-hydrogen jet engines.
This plane can reach speeds up to 4,420 meters per second. Graphite and
ceramic (thermostable) technologies are used in its engines. Some of this
technology was either bought or stolen from Russia. The maximum flight
height is 120 kilometers.
- X-34: A more modern supersonic aircraft. It is equipped
with unique electronic devices and has a special heat-shielding coating.
One of its peculiar features is the fact that the plane takes off from
an aircraft-carrier, which is also a plane, not a vessel. The X-34 can
reach speeds up to 5,440 meters a second. The maximum height is up to 150
- Supersonic aircraft of the X class can be both unmanned
and piloted planes, with vertical and horizontal takeoffs. It was officially
reported that such planes are meant to considerably reduce the amount of
money spent on delivering cargo into space. At the present moment, one
such delivery costs 22 thousand dollars per one kilo of cargo. These new
aircraft will definitely serve defense purposes, such as launching military
satellites into orbit. Supersonic space planes can also be equipped with
super-powerful telescopes and other equipment. Scientists and engineers
are developing ways to equip these planes with missiles, laser weapons,
and so on.
- In other words, America is working on the first ever
space army, which would provide the United States with complete domination
in near-Earth orbit. It will not be possible for any anti-missile defense
complexes to hit such planes, as they will be completely out of reach.
The American space army will be able to hit any target on planet Earth
at any moment.
- Soviet engineers tried to challenge the Americans and
designed a unique aircraft called the Buran. Unfortunately, the aircraft
proved to be unsuccessful, and competition with the USA failed. When military
opposition between the USSR and the USA was over, the Buran became a part
of an exhibition in Moscow's Park of Culture. The first Soviet space aircraft
became a dull memory of a bygone power and might-have-been hopes.
- Major General Sergey Kolganov, an academician of the
Russian Space Academy, said that the USA's work on the development of supersonic
space aircraft poses yet another potential threat to Russia. "I doubt
that Russia is ready to fight with these American space planes. Some of
our anti-missile defense complexes can hit targets up to 100 kilometers
high. However, these new American aircraft can fly higher. Russia has very
good ideas for defense, I am certain of that. The Americans have not even
dreamed about them. However, they are only ideas, nothing more. Our scientists
are not working on any projects that might counteract the American space
planes," Kolganov said.
- Anomalia.Ru Translated by Dmitry Sudakov