A video appeared on the Internet showing an aircraft of an unknown model. The footage was noticed and analyzed by open data specialist Ruben Hofs, reports The Aviationist.
A short video that recently appeared on the Internet shows a model of an unknown type of aircraft. Experts suggest that on the staff there is a development that is related to the NGAD program – Next-Generation Air Dominance. This is a joint project of the US Air Force and American aircraft companies to create a sixth generation fighter.
An unusual model was found at the Lockheed Martin corporation in the Mojave Desert. It is located near the headquarters of the company’s Skunk Works division. Her main specialization is secret development. For example, it was the engineers at the Skunk Works who authored the development of the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk.
A short video featuring an unknown model was originally posted on TikTok, and then on other social networks. Open data scientist Ruben Hofs noticed tweeted this. He compared buildings and foliage in the region after conducting open-source exploration and found that the video was most likely filmed in Helendale, near Palmdale, where the Skunk Works facility is located.
Hofs noted that he discovered the recording by accident and initially it seemed to him that props for filming were demonstrated there. “I checked what I saw with Google Earth (…) and realized that this is not just a beautiful props, but probably a draft of a conceptual structure that is being tested there,” says an open data specialist.