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kleinbl00  ·  582 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: America’s Fastest Spy Plane May Be Back—and Hypersonic

If you follow the real armchair defense guys they use commercially-available imagery.

    We may go back again with better optics. They help a bunch. However, it's mostly for the exercise as there's a ridge that hides the main runway anyway… and since 2011 there's a weather station on top of Tikaboo peak with a PTZ camera. It probably didn't follow us. It sure felt like it. All I know is that if I were a secret air force base, I'd figure out a way to put a microphone on that thing. If they can consider Ted Molczan a "hostile target" they can sure as hell just not fly when there's someone up on Tikaboo.

"Weather station." Last photo published from that thing is September.