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U-2 Spy Plane Evades the Day of Retirement-It just keeps on tickin

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posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 08:07 AM
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From article: The U-2 spy plane, the high-flying aircraft that was often at the heart of cold war suspense, is enjoying an encore. Four years ago, the Pentagon was ready to start retiring the plane, which took its first test flight in 1955.

But Congress blocked that, saying the plane was still useful. And so it is. Because of updates in the use of its powerful sensors, it has become the most sought-after spy craft in a very different war in Afghanistan.

Source: finance.yahoo.com...

Yes, in Afghanistan-50 years later!!! A true icon of Ameican know how and can do.
If you're into this kind of thing-a great article to read. Anyone out there have any experience with these beast?

Enjoy




posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 08:11 AM
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I would of thought this would fit better in the aircraft threads?

Any way that's fantastic, I love that bird! - It's a real piece of history - TBH I was a little surprised they didn't try to make these things unmanned when they were coming up with the likes of the Global hawk et al.



 
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