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I wish more SR-71 stories focused on the sensors and defensive systems. Although not a sexy as the aircraft, in some ways the SR-71 could be considered a "sensor truck." Post-mission processing and analysis of raw data was a huge part of the total SR-71 program. The system and sensor manufacturers were on the cutting edge of airborne reconnaissance and remote sensing. Good page on some of the sensors here: http://www.sr71.us/sr_sensors_pg3.htm

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