C4iSR: Air

US Air Force, stakeholders complete U-2 EO/IR sensor upgrades

18 February 2020

Key Points

  • The US Air Force, Collins Aerospace Systems, and Lockheed Martin Skunk Works recently equipped the service's entire U-2 fleet with the new SYERS-2C EO/IR sensor
  • This will provide better performance and highly-accurate long-range tracking

The US Air Force (USAF), along with contractors Collins Aerospace Systems and Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, recently completed flight testing and development of the Senior Year Electro-Optical Reconnaissance System sensor (SYERS-2C) on the Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft.

The entire U-2 fleet, with this milestone, has received this upgraded electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensor capability that provides increased optical performance and highly-accurate long-range tracking for superior threat detection in a wider range of weather conditions, according to a Lockheed Martin statement.

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