A Declassified Look At The US Stealth Aircraft Program

June 28, 2017 | Matt

Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk

The United States has the most technologically advanced military in the world. America is also the world’s leader in stealth aircraft.

The aircraft pictured above is the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk, the world’s first proper stealth aircraft. It was developed by Lockheed’s very cloak-and-dagger Skunk Works division and took to the skies for the first time in 1981.

The American public was unaware of the Nighthawk until 1988. The Air Force boasted 64 working Nighthawks – 59 production versions and 5 prototypes.