It's Time For Some Human Built Flying Saucers

from the forget-that-alien-stuff dept

Some Russian aerospace engineers have been working on a flying saucer type aircraft for a few decades now – and have even built a prototype. However, with the state of the Russian economy, they haven’t been able to take it much further. Now, however, the US is getting involved. The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command is teaming up to help the Russians build the Ekip, described as a “pita-bread-shaped, stubby-winged, wheel-less, unmanned ship.” The Wired News article has some fun with the topic, looking at various attempts in the past to build flying saucers, which could explain more than a few “UFO sightings.”

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