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Radar Man

Ed Lovick, the first radar cross-section reduction physicist in the Lockheed Skunk Works from 1957 to 1990, has written the book 'Radar Man'. Lovick tells of his experiences with airplanes and stealth aircraft U-2, A-12 Oxcart, SR-71 Blackbird, F-117 Nighthawk, and more. Lovick was personally selected by Kelly Johnson to try to reduce U-2 radar reflections in 1957. Lovick saved the A-12 Oxcart program from cancellation, the predecessor to the SR-71 Blackbird, and provided key design input to the F-117 Nighthawk, including the design of its inlet screens. Lovick received the Robert E. Gross Outstanding Scientists/Engineers Award in 1981.
Ed’s 50 year career involved the electronic and electromagnetic aspects of aircraft design and testing. Kelly Johnson selected him to help the CIA try to reduce U-2 radar reflections. He saved Lockheed ADP’s A-12 from cancellation, and provided key design input to the SR-71 and F-117. Ed received Lockheed’s Robert E. Gross Outstanding Scientists/Engineers Award in 1981.
Ed is happily married to a female Skunk Works engineer. They are retired and live in Northridge, California with their two adopted Weimaraners.

About the author:

Lovick was the Lockheed Skunk Works’ first Radar Cross Section (RCS) reduction expert. Personally selected by Kelly Johnson to try to reduce U-2 radar reflections in 1957, Lovick's innovation saved the A-12 Oxcart program from cancellation, and provided key design input to the F-117 Nighthawk, including the design of its inlet screens. Lovick received the Robert E. Gross Outstanding Scientists/Engineers in 1981. He provides an insider's account of the creation of stealth in 'Radar Man'.

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