The top secret military technology found in covert planes that could be watching at this very moment

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Before the advent of the Lockheed U-2, gaining intelligence about the Soviet Union’s secretive actions during the Cold War was almost impossible for surveillance planes flying low over Russia.

But the U-2 spy plane, which was able to fly out of reach of enemy fighters and missiles and take detailed aerial photographs of airfields, factories and shipyards, was a game changer.

Knowledge is power, and these images proved to the US that there was no immediate threat and so a deadly arms race – and potential nuclear war – was averted.

Despite their ability to prevent crises and lack of on-board weapons, over the course of their history, spy planes have become the most feared aircraft and a new generation is taking to the skies with using increasingly smart technology, explain experts from How It Works magazine..

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