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The F-117 Stealth Fighter Program Actually Had A 'Klingon Cloaking Device'

With technology that had never been seen before, the U.S. Air Force went to amazing lengths to keep the stealth F-117 Nighthawk program under tight wraps during the 1980s. As the program matured into an operational force, deploying F-117s in small numbers became a real possibility. But maintaining the aircraft’s veil…

Keeping Stealth Stealthy: The F-117's Secret Life At Tonopah Test Range Airport

The F-117, America’s first operational “stealth” aircraft, remains one of the most charismatic yet enigmatic jets ever. Even now it looks like something from the distant future, and its peculiar retirement has been followed by sightings of the “Black Jet” still flying over the desolate Nevada desert, very near where…

Northrop Grumman Wins The Contract To Produce America's Next Stealth Bomber

After a maze of programs and initiatives that lasted a decade-and-a-half, the U.S. Air Force has chosen its next bomber. The battle for the contract between a consortium of Lockheed Martin-Boeing and Northrop has been hard fought and comes with huge implication, and Northrop Grumman has been selected as the winner.

EBay User Claims To Be Selling Part Of The Only Stealth F-117 Ever Shot Down

Never-Seen Photos Of Boeing's 1960s Stealth Jet Concept That Predicted The Future

For years, all the aviation world knew about Boeing’s secret stealth project from the 1960s was limited to a name and a single mysterious photo. It seemed like a relic out of time, possessing many stealthy design features that wouldn’t exist until decades later, and even then, only in highly classified black projects.

Mysterious Stealth F/A-18 Test Article Is Indeed A Fully Formed Specimen

We just reported on what appears to be an exotic stealth Super Hornet test article stored at the USAF’s Aerospace Maintenance And Regeneration Group’s boneyard in Arizona. Due to limited photographic evidence we could only theorize that article in question was a fully formed concept, not a much more conventionally…

Meet Northrop's XST, The Plane That Lost Out To The Original Stealth Jet

The year was 1974, and Defense Research Projects Agency was becoming more and more interested in the idea that an aircraft, or a remotely piloted vehicle, could be almost totally invisible to enemy sensors. The aircraft that resulted was the F-117 Nighthawk, better known as the first stealth fighter. This is not that…

Watch This B-2's Refueling Receptacle Disappear Before Your Very Eyes!

Our good friend David Cenciotti posted a very cool USAF video showing a B-2 Spirit being refueled high over Montana. Watching the flying wing's control surfaces working to keep it stabilized below the KC-135 is always amazing, but the real payoff comes at the end when we see the jet's revolving refueling receptacle…

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