Whether or not the U.S. Air Force retires Lockheed Martin’s U-2 in 2019 as now planned, many of the sensors that keep the high-altitude Dragon Lady in demand as a reconnaissance asset will live on. One of these is the multispectral electro-optical sensor that flies in the U-2 as the SYERS—an acronym that dates back to the system’s origins in the black world. Lockheed and the Air Force are upgrading the sensor, which is produced by UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS). The SYERS-2C ...


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