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New York Times U-2 Article  
User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4292 times:

Nice story in the New York times on the U-2:


http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/22/bu...iness/22plane.html?hp

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[Edited 2010-03-21 21:06:05]

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User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2117 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4261 times:

Great story thanks for sharing. You can see insurgents footprints in the panaromic pictures taken from 13 miles up! Nice!


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User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8655 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3852 times:

Quoting HaveBlue (Reply 1):
You can see insurgents footprints

Insurgents... wonderful. The U-2 is amazing if it can read the minds of Afghan people and judge their politics from 70,000 feet. From their footprints! We need that technology here in America.


User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9180 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3571 times:

Looks like the same article was reprinted in the SCMP in HKG, the credits for the graphics was attributed to the NYT.


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User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4454 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 3063 times:

Quoting Flighty (Reply 2):
Insurgents... wonderful. The U-2 is amazing if it can read the minds of Afghan people and judge their politics from 70,000 feet. From their footprints! We need that technology here in America.

Wondeful comment. Obviously, footprints do not determine politics but using photographs to determine foot traffic can go a long way towards determing high use passage ways that could potentially be used against our troops. I guess you somehow missed the sentences in the article that dealt with the U-2s sensors finding IEDs. Way to accentuate a semi incorrect sentence and lose sight that the U-2 is keeping Americans alive and helping us win the war.

The U-2 is still a viable platform that in my opinion can serve alongside the Global Hawk. Each platform providing us with the different but equal ways of gathering intelligence.



"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineprebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6495 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2831 times:

The article seems to assume that those U-2 birds have much in common with the U-2's of fifty years ago (U-2A, -B and -C). They share the basic shape, but they are much larger and very different.

They were built some 30 years ago as Lockheed TR-1A's, and later renamed U-2R.

Some 15 or 20 years ago they were quite extensively rebuilt with new and modern engines, and became known as U-2S.



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
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