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Am I right in thinking that there are still 1 or 2 in service with NASA?
Do Satellites and U-2's manage to do the job by themselves?
Does the Aurora or something else do the job as well?
Are SR-71s either covertly or officially still in active service to this end?
What do the US officially use?
Originally posted by Shootfighter2001
Is it commonly thought that Black Manta(TR3A) and Aurora are seperate entities?
Originally posted by ShatteredSkies
The Black Manta(According to my research) was believed to have been used in cognito with the F-117 Stealth Fighter. The job was this:
Black Manta spots the target, F-117 blows it up. Black Manta also played the role of the Rivet Joint for the F-117. If the Black Manta ever existed, I don't think they use it anymore.
Originally posted by cpt.jack
I live near Palmdale Ca, and I seen a SR-71 in the sky just east of Palmdale on 3/6/09 so they are still being flown, I suspect N.A.S.A. is the one doing the flying but I can not confirm who is operating this aircraft at this time.