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    Tesla Model S is being used as chase car to launch spy planes on Royal Air Force base

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    Lockheed’s U-2S spy planes are famously difficult to launch and land. Their extremely poor field of vision requires a chase car on the ground that can keep up with them.

    They use some powerful vehicles and now we learn that the British Royal Air Force has turned to the all-electric Tesla Model S to launch its own spy planes. more…

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    I was confused why the Tesla was needed in that video, but found a better one.

    The chase car constantly calls over the radio the distance between the aircraft and pavement, because the pilots can't see, as shown at the end here:

     
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