Thesis. F-22 Raptor. Supporting Detail 1. Supporting Detail 2. F-117. F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter. The F-117A Nighthawk stealth fighter attack aircraft was developed by Lockheed Martin after work on stealth technology, and the predecessor test demonstrator aircraft, Have Blue, was carried out in secret from 1975.
Development of the F-117A began in 1978 and it was first flown in 1981, but it was not until 1988 that its existence was publicly announced. "The outer surface of Nighthawk is coated with a radar-absorbent material (RAM). " The Nighthawk was the world's first operational stealth aircraft. The first aircraft was delivered in 1982 and the last of the 59 Nighthawks procured by the US Air Force was received in 1990. The F-117A aircraft is also known as the Frisbee and the Wobblin' Goblin. Supporting Detail 1. Supporting Detail 2. B-2. Supporting Detail 1. Supporting Detail 2. F-35 JSF. Air-Attack.com Military Aircraft Factsheet. A.K.A: Joint Strike Fighter The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter originated in the early 1990s through the restructure and integration of several DoD tactical aircraft and technology initiatives already underway.
The DoD's goal was to use the latest technology in a common family of aircraft to meet the future strike requirements of the Services and US Allies. On July 7 2006 the F-35 fighter was officially named "Lightning II" Supporting Detail 1. Supporting Detail 2.