We Can Rebuild It

Posted 24 August 2012
Photo by Sue Sapp

Two branches of the newly named Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Robins AFB, Georgia, are working together to fully repair a damaged U-2S Dragon Lady high altitude reconnaissance aircraft to return it to service. The Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Division, which manages the U-2 program, is partnering with the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex to explore options for in-house repair of a U-2 that was damaged in 2008. The aircraft was transported by truck to Robins and arrived on 24 August 2012. This aircraft was the last U-2 to come off the then-Lockheed assembly line in the early 1980s. Approximately fifty of the larger U-2Rs were built and later converted to the U-2S configuration.