Tag: reconnaissance

  • Scan Eagle

    ScanEagle is a low-cost unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by Boeing and The Insitu Group. The UAV completed its first flight in 2002. The aircraft’s design is based on SeaScan, a miniature robotic plane that Insitu produced for collecting weather information and was used by commercial fishers to find schools of tuna. ScanEagle launches from […]

  • SR-71 Blackbird

    The SR-71 Blackbird was based on the A-11 as an unarmed reconnaissance aircraft capable of flying at high altitudes and reaching Mach 3 speeds. Lockheed began manufacturing the SR-71 in February of 1963. On December 22 of the following year, the plane completed its first test flight in absolute secrecy, and the work on the […]