U-2 Won’t Get Mothballed Until Global Hawk Reaches ‘Parity’

Air Force Under Secretary Eric Fanning says the service is “committed to getting [the RQ-4B Global Hawk] to parity before we divest the U-2 fleet,” indicating the high-flying, manned spy plane could be in the fleet for years to come. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Feb. 24 that the Lockheed...

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