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It looks like the new Hypersonic SR-72 spy plane which is being developed by Lockheed Martin may have just been spotted on Google Maps.
Standards seem to have slipped since the golden age of spying during the Cold War. Or have they? Is it all an elaborate bluff? What are we even supposed to believe anymore?
The Cold War was a dark period in history as the world teetered within minutes of complete nuclear destruction and every country was looking sideways at their neighbours and wondering what they were up to.
Well, while it's nowhere near as bad, we're sort of living through a second cold war just now, what with all of the allegations that have been made about the USA, Russia, China, North Korea and the like.
However, some have suggested that maybe the USA should be a bit stealthier about their... well, stealth operations.
That would perhaps include not leaving a brand new spy plane in a parking lot within clear view of the world's most popular mapping site. But that appears to be exactly what they've done.
One eagle-eyed Google Maps user thinks he has spotted the US of A's brand new SR-72 Mach 6 aircraft in a car park in Florida. Of course, where else would it be?
The jet is being introduced as a replacement for the United States' previous top stealth jet, the Blackbird.
The Blackbird has been used for spying missions in Vietnam, China, North Korea, and the former Soviet Union but is about to enjoy a well-deserved retirement.
The SR-72 has been developed by Lockheed Martin, who also built the Blackbird, and its creation and development has been shrouded in deep secrecy from the beginning - until now at least.
There's no guarantee that it is the new jet but some people are already convinced, although admittedly many conspiracy theorists don't need a great deal of convincing of anything.
Speaking of which, Tyler Glockner, the man behind the YouTube's most successful UFO channel had this to say on the matter: "It was discovered sitting on what looks like a sort of make shift runway down in the middle of the swamp lands of Florida.
"It's a very mysterious object. I haven't been able to find out exactly what it is but there's no record of a public aircraft that's ever been disclosed. You can see that this thing looks like a sort of supersonic, aircraft or spacecraft of some type."
The new plane - which can apparently travel at over 4,500mph - was basically confirmed as completed the other day at the SciTech conference (which took place in Florida, as it happens) by Lockheed Martin Vice Chairman Jack O'Banion.
He said: "Without digital transformation, that aircraft you see there could not have been made."
HAVE BEEN made, eh? So it IS finished?
Well, that's all the proof I need.
Featured Image Credit: Google Maps
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