an exercise in miscellany

Project Rainbow

In operations and projects on October 25, 2011 at 6:32 am

Project Rainbow was the name given by the CIA to a research project aimed at reducing the radar cross section of the Lockheed U-2 to reduce the chance that it would be detected and tracked by Soviet radars during its overflights of the USSR.  A large number of people had become aware of Project RAINBOW. To reduce the spread of information about the follow-on, the work was moved into a new project. Called “GUSTO,” only those with a need to know were cleared into it. The end result of GUSTO would be the Lockheed A-12 OXCART.

Project Rainbow


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