The defense plus-up provided in President Donald Trump’s first budget request breathed new life into Lockheed Martin’s U-2 reconnaissance aircraft, enabling the U.S. Air Force to keep the 60-year-old platform flying for the foreseeable future. The news that the Dragon Lady, as it is known, will continue patrolling the skies indefinitely, is a significant victory for Lockheed, which argues the U-2 fleet could fly through 2045 with no significant airframe upgrades. Most of the ...

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