Message posted by splinderhausen on September 24, 2005 at 11:11:01 PST:
The lack of follow-on to the SR71 has been justified by the combined intelligence capabilities of UAVs and NRO assets, nicely covered here in the past couple of weeks. But considering the vulnerability of the billions invested in NRO assets, not to mention other military and private sector satellites as well as offensive goals well defined as far back as 1947, there is and has been since the SR71 was decom'd a clear need for a TAV. Educated guesses?? Does the AF Space Command have a fleet of TAVs? Would the black triangle qualify as a possible?