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Stealth aircraft use stealth technology to avoid detection by features to interfere with radar, as well as to reduce visibility in the infrared, visual, audio, and radio frequency (RF) spectrum. The concept of stealth aircraft originated around 1966 by accident, when a Soviet radar engineer created a document that explained how radar reflected off surfaces of aircraft to give the identity of the aircraft, using a mathematical formula.
Examples of stealth aircraft
Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk
The F-117 Nighthawk is a single-seat, twin-engine stealth ground-attack aircraft formerly operated by the United States Air Force (USAF). The world's first operational stealth aircraft, the F-117 was developed to evade Soviet air defenses using radar absorbent material and a "flying wing" configuration, and has become the pioneer in aviation stealth technology.
Six F-117s were deployed, along with one B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, to destroy Shadow Moses Island and any incriminating evidence concerning the development of Metal Gear REX and the Genome Army. However, the airstrike was called off, and the U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Houseman placed under arrest.
Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit
he Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit (also known as the Stealth Bomber) is an American strategic bomber, featuring low observable stealth technology designed for penetrating dense anti-aircraft defenses; it is able to deploy both conventional and nuclear weapons.
Nearing the end of the Shadow Moses Incident, U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Houseman attempted to issue a nuclear strike on the Shadow Moses Island nuclear weapons facility in order to accomplish a coverup, with six F-117A Nighthawks and one B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber undertaking the bombing run.