Military contractor Lockheed Martin this week announced plans to integrate Ayar Lab’s optical input tech into future defense platforms. Founded in 2015, the California-based Ayar Labs specializes in developing high-bandwidth interfaces which trade copper traces for low-bandwidth optical transmission. Lockheed Martin’s …
I concur. Many superlatives and a couple of swear words could be used to describe the SR-71 but I wouldn't have chosen 'infamous'.
It would be ground breaking if it flew today, and it was flying in the 60s! Genuinely astonishing and magnificent machine.
I am a fan though. I've touched one. It made me happy.
I came here to say that: its still unbeaten tech and superlative kit even though it cost an arm and a leg to operate, especially when you factor in the cost of its airborne refuelling fleet.
I've never touched an SR-71, but you can go and see an example at Duxford. However, I have had the pleasure of attending two talks by one of the SR-71 reconnaissance squadron leaders about SR-71 ops and one about his 'Wild Weasel' ops experience in Vietnam before he got the SR-71 gig.