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. The 10-band, high spatial resolution SYERS-2C sensor better provides the ability to find, track, and assess moving and stationary targets.
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