According to news sources, aviation engineers in Russia have a new pet project called the Lokomoscanner, which has the potential to revolutionize aircraft in highly specialized ways. It actually looks like a flying saucer, but it is not likely to impress those far advanced civilizations that may or may not reside in far away solar systems. Nevertheless the Lokomoscanner is impressive, and it is a giant vehicle, standing 100 meters (350 feet) high with a 250-meter diameter (about 875 feet). When complete, the Lokomoscanner will be able to carry up to 1,500 tons of various goods.
Saucer-shaped aircraft that fly are not unusual per se. The minimum requirement for such are two Frisbees; one on top and one on the bottom with two mini-nuclear engines for propulsion. The Lokomoscanner is unique not because of that feature but rather because it is a versatile combination of an aircraft, a helicopter and an aerostat (a lighter than air object that can stay stationary in the air). The Lokomoscanner can move in a straight line (even after a few drinks), turn around, hover and easily perform a vertical landing. The “flying saucer” shape reduces wind resistance. All of these factors combine to create a flying vehicle that is easy to maneuver and indispensable for hard-to-reach work areas.
Only time will tell what UFO believers think of this new IFO. For those who doubt the existence of the former there is no contest for the latter, but for those others out there…who knows?