U-2 mission package retired after 40 years of service

The U.S. Air Force says a mission package that has been flown aboard the U-2 was retired for good on Dec. 15.

(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Carwile

(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Carwile


Without disclosing the identity of the mission system, the service said it is “being replaced with a new, more advanced multi-platform technology” that is flown on the RQ-4.

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