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|Downed chopped in Osama raid was top-secret|
|Posted by kow_ciller|
|Tuesday, 03 May 2011 11:37|
Looks like the US government is hiding some high-tech goodies from the general public and their enemies. Reports are that the downed chopper in the Bin Laden raid was a very modified blackhawk helecopter, possibly not even a blackhawk at all. This could be proof for those who are banking on the existance of secret aircraft and other devices not made public.
"It’s not uncommon for U.S. military forces to destroy an aircraft downed in a foreign land, but U.S. Special Forces had particular cause to blow up the ill-fated helo that participated in Sunday’s raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan. Apparently, it was a secret stealth helicopter, the design of which U.S. military commanders would not be keen to share with the Pakistanis or anyone else.
Image Courtesy Popsci
For analysis we turn to Bill Sweetman over at Aviation Week’s Ares blog, who knows much about such things:
The special ops team succeeded in destroying the critical technology, though the tailboom survived (it ended up outside the compound wall). It’s from this that many journalists and defense wonks were trying--with much trouble--to identify the downed aircraft.
But, as Sweetman notes, the images from Pakistan do answer some questions about Sunday’s raid. While we may not get the details on exactly what technologies the modified Blackhawks were packing, we do now have a pretty good idea of why Pakistani air defenses didn’t see them coming."