As Russia and China develop advanced missile technologies that can shoot down aircraft from greater distances, the U.S. Air Force’s long-serving reconnaissance platforms—Lockheed Martin’s manned U-2 and Northrop Grumman’s Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)—are being forced to operate farther and farther from enemy borders.  Lockheed Martin believes its Skunk Works has the answer to this challenge, revealing previously unknown details about the ...

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