Category: TECHINT

U-2 Spy Plane’s Retirement Signals the End of an Era

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  After more than 50 years gathering intelligence 13 miles above the ground, the United States’ U-2 spy planes will be phased out and replaced by unmanned drones by 2015, The New York Times reported this week. Find out more about the long history of the high-altitude aircraft, which first took to the skies during

Super Sensitive Small Missile Detector

Two years ago, the United States put into orbit a pair of experimental STSS (Space Tracking and Surveillance System) satellites. These have better heat sensors and are there to provide earlier warning of ballistic missile launches, so that anti-missiles can hit ballistic missiles earlier, and with a higher probability of destroying them. STSS can also