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U.S. Air Force Deploys U-2 Spy Plane To RAF Fairford England

U.S. Air Force Deploys U-2 Spy Plane To RAF Fairford England

The U.S. Air Force has deployed U-2 Dragon Lady high-altitude, all-weather surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft to Royal Air Force Fairford, England. The mission of the U-2 is to provide intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities in order to meet combatant commander objectives. The deployment of ISR assets to the European theater …

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Project Riot: U.S. Air Force Successfully Connected an F-35 Fighter Jet With a U-2 Spy Plane

Project Riot: U.S. Air Force Successfully Connected an F-35 Fighter Jet With a U-2 Spy Plane

Lockheed characterised the test as a “ground-breaking” demonstration of “multi-domain operations and the secure distribution of sensitive information across multiple platforms.” This test showed the “next-level” of connectivity intended to reduce the data-to-decision timeline from minutes to seconds, according to the release. The demonstration also leveraged the F-35 sensor data …

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U-2 Spy Plane Landings and Takeoffs on Aircraft Carrier

U-2 Spy Plane Landings and Takeoffs on Aircraft Carrier

U-2 Spy Plane Landings and Takeoffs on Aircraft Carrier. Project Whale Tale: Lockheed U-2 Big-wing spy planes once operated from America’s flattops. To extend the range of the aircraft and reach more remote targets, the CIA approached the Navy proposing to develop the ability to launch and land U-2s from …

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