Lockheed Martin’s top Skunk Works official says the Air Force should consider starting a new unmanned aircraft program to formally replace the U-2 rather than pouring more money into the Northrop Grumman Global Hawk as a replacement. Before the Pentagon spends billions of dollars modifying the RQ-4B Global Hawk with new sensors, a see-and-avoid radar and anti-icing capability, among others, it should consider a clean-sheet approach toward fulfilling the need, Rob Weiss contends. ...


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