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photo Lockheed Martin

12 oct. 2015 by Lockheed Martin


The U-2 Dragon Lady goes through Lockheed Martin Programmed Depot Maintenance (PDM) every 4,800 flight hours or every seven years. PDM involves the complete disassembly, inspection, repair and reassembly of the entire aircraft; ensuring its longevity and ability to fly at today's record-high operational rates. This thorough maintenance allows Lockheed Martin to collect data on airframe integrity, confirming that nearly 80 percent lifespan remains on the aircraft. The U-2 collects critical targets no other platform can, flying faster, deeper and with greater reliability compared to any high-altitude ISR aircraft since the SR-71.

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5 décembre 2014 5 05 /12 /décembre /2014 08:20
U-2 Dragon Lady Takeoffs & Landings at Beale AFB

4 déc. 2014 Lockheed Martin


With its glider-like wing, the Lockheed Martin U-2 Dragon Lady wants to fly. Landings are essentially tightly choreographed controlled stalls. During landings, the U-2 is routinely chased on the runway by the backup U-2 pilot driving a high-performance vehicle, such as a Chevrolet Camaro. The chase pilot communicates the height above ground so the pilot in the U-2 knows when to set the aircraft down.

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