The U.S. Air Force plans to fill its long-standing capability gap to collect intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance in defended airspace by using its next-generation bomber also as the basis for a highly stealthy recce aircraft. The system would provide overhead intelligence even in high-threat environments, a mission left unfulfilled since the retirement of the high-speed SR-71 in the 1990s. Today’s U-2s and the Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle can conduct a variety of ...


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