Re: Aquiline program PHOTO??

Message posted by quellish on May 14, 2011 at 1:09:08 PST:

From "Air Force UAVs The Secret History":

"The CIA developed a few UAVs through the Directorate of Science and Technology’s Office of Development and Engineering rather than through the NRO. The first was a stealthy propeller-driven, low altitude, anhedral-tailed UAV called Aquiline and designed for low-level electronic surveillance of the Chinese nuclear program. Aquiline was designed by McDonnell Douglas in the late 1960s and advanced to flight testing, but never saw operational use due to reliability problems. The aircraft was to be controlled by data link from a high-flying U-2. Jeffrey T. Richelson interview, Oct. 23, 1999; Sherwin Arculis interview, Feb. 21, 1999. For an upside-down picture of Aquiline (the McDonnell-Douglas Mark II), see Kent Kresa and William F. Kirlin, “The Mini-RPV: Big Potential, Small Cost,” Aeronautics and Astronautics, September 1974: 61."

I've seen it mentioned a few other places alongside the Mini RPV program.

In Reply to: Re: Aquiline program PHOTO?? posted by joseph cefali on May 13, 2011 at 20:17:11 PST:


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