The CIA and the U-2 Program 1954-1974
Central Intelligence Agency | 1998 | ISBN: N/A | English | 270 pages | PDF | 12 MB
The Lockheed U-2, nicknamed "Dragon Lady", is a single-engine, high-altitude aircraft flown by the United States Air Force and previously flown by the Central Intelligence Agency. It provides day and night, high-altitude (70,000 feet/21,000 metres), all-weather surveillance. The aircraft is also used for electronic sensor research and development, satellite calibration, and satellite data validation.