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SENIOR SPAN

Senior Span is a large radome [formerly known as Senior Stretch] on top of the aft fuselage of the U-2R, along with associated datalink equipment carried by U-2R, used to relay SIGINT data through satellites to ground processing stations, such as the Airborne Reconnaissance Ground SIGINT Systems (ARGSS) HEARTLEAF nodes.

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