RECONNAISSANCE

Aircraft

On 16 October 2002, the National Security Archive published on its Website "a comprehensive documentary history of U.S. aerial espionage in the Cold war and beyond. This Electronic Briefing Book includes 50 declassified documents from the CIA, the White House, the Department of Defense and other agencies, tracing the bureaucratic turf battles and intelligence requirements that shaped the development of America's aerial reconnaissance program throughout the Cold War and into the 21st century." Jeffrey T. Richelson, ed., "U.S. Aerial Espionage in the Cold War and Beyond," National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 74, 16 Oct. 2002. [http:www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB74/]

U-2 Shootdown (1 May 1960)

The A-12 and the OXCART Program

SR-71:

http://www.wvi.com/~sr71webmaster/sr-71~1.htm

http://www.habu.org/graham/

http://www.sr-71.org/

Generally:

A - F

G - L

M - Q

R - S

T - Z

The EC-47 Mission in Vietnam:

http://www.ec47.com/dir.htm

The EC-47 History Site: "A history of the EC-47, an electronics version of the C-47, and its Top Secret Airborne Radio Direction Finding and Intelligence Gathering Mission" in Vietnam from mid-1966 until May 1974.

Uses in 1990s

Uses in 2000s

Uses in 2010s

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