U-2, RQ-4 can help speed evolution of ISR in preparation for high-end conflict, official says

By Rachel Cohen / December 6, 2018 at 3:34 PM
BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, CA -- High-altitude intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft -- particularly Lockheed Martin’s U-2 Dragon Lady -- can serve as a bridge to the next generation of reconnaissance aircraft by acting as a test truck for new sensors, according to the commander of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing here. The long-nosed, Cold War-era spy plane, formerly flown by the CIA, won’t last forever, Col. Andy Clark told Inside Defense in a Nov. 30 interview. In the...

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