The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk is a single-seat, twin-engine stealth ground-attack aircraft
formerly operated by the United States Air Force.
A product of Lockheed Skunk Works and a development of the Have Blue technology
demonstrator, it became the first operational aircraft initially designed around stealth
The F-117A's first flight was in 1981, and it achieved initial operating capability status in
October 1983. The F-117A was "acknowledged" and revealed to the world in November
The Air Force retired the F-117 on 22 April 2008, primarily due to the fielding of the F-22
Raptor and the impending introduction of the F-35 Lightning II.
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