Re: What about quiet bird?

Message posted by quellish on December 10, 2010 at 20:51:00 PST:

The Army lost interest very quickly, as Quiet Bird was originally a battlefield observation aircraft. As usual, any Army operation of a fixed wing jet aircraft would raise hackles with USAF.
Quiet Bird does represent a level of competence with LO design that was ahead of other efforts at the time, such as Teledyne Ryan's efforts to reduce the signature of their drones.

The Navy has a long history of interest in stealth. The Office of Naval Research contracted McDD and Boeing for a Quiet Attack Aircraft study in the early 1970s, and later Lockheed worked with the navy on a stealthy aircraft before XST. It was this work that directly lead to the computational electromagnetics software that was used to design The Hopeless Diamond and HAVE BLUE.

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In Reply to: Re: What about quiet bird? posted by TheSkunkWorks on December 10, 2010 at 15:54:17 PST:


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