RQ-170 Sentinel: UAVs and UFOs

RQ-170 (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

I noticed a huge spike in traffic to this blog starting about a week ago. The search terms leading to this page: “RQ-170” and “UFO.” In fact the top two hits on Google right now for “RQ-170” and “UFO” are links to this blog. Thanks to the Iranians, my post on UAVs and UFOs from two years ago which happened to mention the RQ-170 in passing has suddenly become quite popular. I wonder what people looking for information on the RQ-170 think when they find themselves taken to a blog on ghosts and folklore?

Little additional information has come to light about the RQ-170 Sentinel since my initial post two years ago. The craft still remains largely cloaked in secrecy. As I mentioned in that post, the craft only came to light due to grainy photos which found their way into public domain. Since the photos were allegedly taken at Kandahar Airfield, it became known as the “Beast of Kandahar.” Thanks to either incompetence, error, mechanical failure, or just plain dumb luck our enemies now know more about this craft than those of us whose tax dollars paid for it.

Yet, the original point of my previous post remains: we cannot dismiss the fact that likely a high number of alleged “UFO” sightings over the years were/are actually sightings of “low-profile” aircraft such as the RQ-170. As the original post pointed out, we’re also seeing a plethora of new UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) in various shapes and sizes. Since UAVs aren’t limited by having a human pilot onboard, they are able withstand maneuvers beyond the capabilities of manned aircraft. The existence of advanced (and secretive) aircraft has nothing to do with “little green men,” but everything to do with really smart people, advanced technology, and a robust security program.

It’s unfortunate that so many “UFO enthusiasts” so want to see a “UFO” (to them meaning a craft of extraterrestrial origin, not simply an unidentified flying object) they refuse to accept any explanation which does not involve little green men. Perhaps one day we’ll get to the bottom of the UFO/UAP phenomena, but I’m not exactly holding my breath.

If you came here simply looking for information on the RQ-170, I thank you for visiting and invite you to look around at everything else on this blog.

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