March 18, 2010

NASA/US Air Force’s Global Hawk, with a wingspan greater than a 737 -800, is now surveilling the planet from an official height of 19 kilometres :

Imagine if, or when, the “robotic plane” is armed? Would NASA oppose it being loaded with heavy weaponry for a special mission or two? Eventually it will have a near endless fuel source, batteries and solar presumably, and will be able to stay in the air for weeks or months at a time.

When that becomes reality, then Space War has begun. (Or at least the Upper Atmosphere War, but that sounds stupid, and the media will adopt ‘Space War’, if only because it’s so much catchier).

More on the Global Hawk :

The Global Hawk is a unique robotic plane that can fly for more than 30 hours at a time, soaring as high as 65,000 feet and as far as 11,000 nautical miles (12,659 miles). It can carry up to 1,500 lbs. of instruments.
Or a half dozen Hellfire missiles.

The logo for the coming series of five missions for the Global Hawk over the Pacific and Arctic.

How many UFO sightings were a decade of test flights of the Global Hawk responsible for? A few hundred? A few thousand?