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A black project is a term used for a highly classified military or defense project publicly unacknowledged by government, military personnel, and contractors. Examples of United States military aircraft developed as black projects include the F-117 Nighthawk stealth attack aircraft and the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, both of which were highly classified and denied as existing until ready to be announced to the public. In the United States, the formal term for a black project is Special access program (SAP). The money that funds these projects is referred to as the black budget.

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United StatesEdit

Previously classifiedEdit

Speculated or classified

  • Stealth Blimp Reconnaissance platform [4][5][6]

People's Republic of ChinaEdit

South AfricaEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Greenwald, Glenn. "Dangerous Travels". Dangeroustravel.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2013-09-09.
  2. ^ "An SR-72 in the works?". Airforcetimes.com. Retrieved 2013-09-09.
  3. ^ "Meet the SR-72". Lockheed Martin Corporation. Retrieved 2015-06-17.
  4. ^ "Investigation Casts Light on the Mysterious Flying Black Triangle". space.com. Archived from the original on February 6, 2009. Retrieved 2013-09-09.
  5. ^ "Mystery - Blimp". Fas.org. Retrieved 2013-09-09.
  6. ^ "The stealth blimp dot com". Thestealthblimp.com. Retrieved 2013-09-09.