Lockheed Martin has crafted a reduced-cost plan to “optionally man” the U.S. Air Force’s high-flying U-2 intelligence aircraft, throwing a new possibility into the mix as Congress weighs whether to shift to an all-Northrop Grumman Global Hawk unmanned aircraft fleet for high-altitude reconnaissance. With an optionally manned U-2, advocates for the so-called Dragon Lady say the venerable aircraft finally can match the endurance offered by the unmanned RQ-4B Global Hawk. ...

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