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

19 February 2020

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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