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SENIOR SPUR

Senior Spur is a large radome on top of the aft fuselage of the U-2R, along with associated datalink equipment carried by U-2R, used to relay data through satellites to ground processing stations. SENIOR SPUR Data Link deliveries occured in 1QFY96 and 1QFY97 under the DARO Common Data Link (CDL) program, which has the objective of defining an interoperable command, control and communications capability for intelligence and reconnaissance assets to include both manned and unmanned platforms. CDL will achieve its goal of an interoperable communications path by employing an architecture based on developed hardware and software to promote commonality among the Services.

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