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How Would You Feel If China Flew Spy Planes a Dozen Miles From the California Coast?

Hugh White | Posted 06.10.2016 | World
Hugh White

CANBERRA -- One can feel at least a twinge of sympathy for China's position. Imagine how Americans would feel if Chinese military aircraft and ships conducted regular surveillance and intelligence-gathering missions within a few dozen miles of America's Pacific coast.

50 Years Ago Today: First Flight of the SR-71 Blackbird

Keith Thomson | Posted 10.23.2015 | Technology
Keith Thomson

The first SR-71 to enter service was delivered to the 4200th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing at Beale Air Force Base in January, 1966. A total of thirty-two Blackbirds served until 1998, never succumbing to enemy action.

LOOK: Wrecked Spy Plane From Cold War Spotted On Remote Ice Sheet

LiveScience | Jillian Rose Lim | Posted 06.06.2014 | Science

In 1947, a crash landing left wreckage from a U.S. Army plane frozen in time on a remote ice sheet in northwest Greenland. A new aerial image, releas...

THIS WEEKEND: Will Space Plane Return From Secret Mission?

Posted 06.16.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 06/15/2012 11:45 AM EDT on SPACE.com A robotic Air Force space plane that has spent more than a year in orbit on a myste...

Secret Space Plane May Land Today--But Where?

Posted 06.14.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 06/13/2012 11:00 PM EDT on SPACE.com The U.S. Air Force is standing ready for this week's much anticipated return to ...

Spy Planes Watch North Korea

ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 04.29.2012 | World

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AP) — As a sleek black U-2 roared back from a mission, Pontiac muscle cars zoomed along the runway to help it touch down...

High-Tech Spy Plane Can Fly Manned Or Unmanned

Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology

(AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST) LOS ANGELES -- Northrop Grumman Corp. on Monday unveiled a new type of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft...

Boeing's Phantom Eye Hydrogen Spy Plane Flies For 4 Days

DVICE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

This is Boeing's "Phantom Eye," a hydrogen-powered, unmanned spy plane that flies 65,000 feet above the ground and can fly for four days straight. Boe...