27 Oct '15, 10am

The U-2 continues to soar thanks to our world-class team of experts:

The Experts Who Safeguard the Vigilant U-2 Share The U-2 reconnaissance plane is a high-flying bird, one that inspires awe among the people lucky enough to work on it. “Seeing that aircraft break ground at full power and climb out at 45 degrees up in the sky is real cool,” said Ed Moore, a Raytheon airborne contractor field service lead at Beale Air Force Base in California. “It is the premier high-altitude aircraft for collecting intelligence. It surpasses all others, and that’s why it’s still being maintained.” Care and feeding of the U-2 – perhaps the ultimate intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform -- requires a specialized group of 500 men and women known as contractor field service representatives, or CFSRs. They handle a wide range of responsibilities from mechanical and electrical to software and sensor maintenance. At Beale, these technicians work s...

Full article: http://www.raytheon.com/news/feature/eyes_in_the_sky.html...

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