A laser rifle that charges by a crank mechanism. The more charges cranked, the stronger the intensity.
Not at least for about 20-30 years. My fathers uncle worked on the black bird. He said he was monitored every day of his life and that it took forever and the end of the cold war to get it to go public.
Real talk: there has been some freaky weather over white sands missle range, via weather radar data.
Huge clouds (over 10 miles of area covered) appearing near instantly without any condensation, yet no nuclear bombs have obviously been reported.
Not really tinfoil, as you can go back though the weather radar data and see for yourself.
>Weather missiles? sounds fucking awesome
Nah, the article's assertion is that its a very high energy laser weapon being tested, for the purposes of wrecking ICBM's. The cloud is essentially the condensation of the laser burning though the atmosphere.
>high energy laser weapons
>burning through the atmosphere
Well based on previous DARPA programs and the X-plane designations they've reserved, expect
>hypersonic weapons platform
>orbiter that maneuvers by descending into the upper atmosphere
Problem is that a lot of these are probably still at the stage of individual testing of components. Anything flying super fast is really easy to see, and we haven't done any hypersonic tests since 2011. The X-37B may very well be that supermaneuverable orbiter, however, and it's up there right now.
>But heating air gets rid of clouds (visible moisture evaporates into water vapor), it doesn't make them.
After the laser fires, the heat goes away and creates a low pressure system as the cool air starts to rise up though the thermals.
That creates the clouds.
hey..pst... yopou want some sicrit weapons?
look at Japan's next generation of drone, but don't tell I gave it for you...
you got me.
have the real japanese secret weapon: ground unity for defense and attack missions
>implying every country doesn't have one
>implying the Dutch one isn't the best
"Top secret" isn't all that secret as far as the classification system goes.
Whatever is being built with the information learned from the X-37B test bed is probably a bit of a secret, though
But how can we lose with assets like these?
Plasma weapons based on the '90s MARAUDER program are a good bet. Hafnium induced gamma emission was another area with numerous potential military applications that kind of vanished. Low-energy nuclear reactions (the early 2000s "cold fusion" thing) are still being investigated by the Navy, last I heard. Various types of antigravity are a popular conspiracy theory, fuelled by the fact that in the '50s, aerospace research was getting into things like Biefeld-Brown Effect propulsion, which suspiciously and suddenly vanished from the public eye.
High power laser weapons like the one being out on the Ghostrider, plasma weapons probably, UAVs that in air refuel other UAVs have been tested for a while and autonomous UAV. I've seen and heard about shit at Edwards that's pretty nifty. Probably nothing too secret though.
The RQ-170 and the stealthhawks from the Bin Laden raid are good benchmarks for what kind of things might be on the black budget. Strategically significant and cutting edge stuff, for sure, but probably nothing incredibly groundbreaking.
Project SLAM never got shutdown and has been tested.
>That's every directed energy weapon anon, that's the point. They're experimental or imaginary for a reason
But that's wrong, anon. Mark Hamill's on the poster with the mask because the director was a hack fraud.
>because the director was a hack fraud.
Well, that and the early '90s were a pretty bad time for the movie. Effects weren't good enough, overall tone of the time was just too goofy...
Somehow I find it very weird that the promising project MARAUDER simply vanished after becoming classified. There's even this urban legend about an experimental M1A2 with a plasma turret during the Battle for Baghdad in 2003 that was literally melting stuff like concrete and metal.
The geometry isn't right. No way that's a B-2.
>Forgoing camber-changing devices because reasons
Yeah.... nah. Maybe lock the control surfaces in place for a super-low-RCS cruise configuration, but eliminating the flaps and slats entirely in favor of a fixed-geometry system that only works while the engine is running seems foolish.
Perspective, bro. The aircraft clearly isn't being viewed from directly below.
Also have you seen the belly of a B-2 before? That's totally a B-2.
>weather missles aren't a thing yet
>The B-2 has a much wider nose, and has a proportionally wider airframe.
P E R S P E C T I V E
The left wingtip is clearly closer to the camera than the right (either because the jet is in a banked turn or because the picture itself is taken from an oblique angle, with zenith being to the right of frame). As long as the nose angle is not more obtuse than the B-2's plan-view angle, it can still easily be reasoned that the jet is a B-2.
my D-I-C-K is a top secret weapon to defeat ypu mom
>but maybe they were just faking it to scare the yanks
they "accidentally" leaked it to scare the Americans.
Whether they actually have such torpedo's is another thing all together
>this is supposed to take place in 4 years from now
Depends on the field. Obviously impossible to estimate, but in things like encryption and optics, they're maybe 15 years ahead.
God knows what the boys in Sandia have been up to with material and particle physics, and nuclear energy.
A few years back the NRO gave NASA a few telescopes too shitty to use for spying anymore. They beat the shit out of the instruments NASA was fielding.
>A few years back the NRO gave NASA a few telescopes too shitty to use for spying anymore. They beat the shit out of the instruments NASA was fielding.
That's fuddlore. Optics used to look at the earth are completely different from those like in the Hubble for deep space viewing.
haha I remember that rumor....
hey look, the website is still up.
I think I read about it a few years ago, and from what was said, there were a few inconsistencies with the eye-witness reports.
I want to know where when the handheld rail-guns are gonna come out.
personal bodyarmor with integrated ancilla
Mjolnir Mk. V/VI is considered a Class 2 combat skin by the Forerunners. Military grade were Class 12, like this.
Fuck you. You actually made me go watch WX radar and satellite imagery for the last 2 days.
There is nothing to see here, move along.
>infrared shows some high altitude development east of white sands about 40 miles.
>Radar shows no precipitation but some convective activity in the region.
>Low pressure system moving in from the pacific, bringing said moisture. So nothing surprising there.
It's a way to make them look more alien.
why do you think the nips are working on it?
>all my more relevant illustrations are not OK for blue boards
Yep, though it looks more like an opposable pinky than a full thumb.
AI related stuff. Hardware AI related stuff. Quantum hardware AI related stuff.
Also evolving/adaptive systems for cyber attack and defense and drone control, and much more we don't know anything about.
Some guy in an intel thread on /pol/ (I know, I know) said something about DARPA developing some real nifty social media/crowed prediction computer that would be able to forecast mass social behavior.
I've also heard some rumors about the successor to MKULTRA based off of current research into PTSD and removing/adding memories. Anybody care to comment?
I'd rather have Mjolnir with dat gel layer.
Darpa copped to the self guided bullets.
They had a PBS special on the Argus drone.
Some of the other stuff they've actually made is laughable.
So what is top secret? Mostly the digital stuff I'm sure. Probably some stingray system type stuff.
The mil hasn't told us what's in those cell towers they put up on their bases that function as a legit signal for any phone in range
I'm willing to bet it's not standard shit you'd find in other towers, though
>mfw I never knew who voiced Max even though that laugh gave it away
ATT did get better while I was there, put up some new towers, but it wasn't amazing.
Here in Minneapolis they switched on metro-wide LTE about the same time as the Lumia 920 release.