The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk, a US Air Force secret hunter, was seen again in flight after 12 years in retirement. Last week, the stealth fighter was deployed to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, United States. After which, he is brought to Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas for operational preparations. From there, these planes are seen flying continuously.
Are you preparing for the secret mission?
According to the report from The Drive, the website that published the US military report, this aircraft may be ready to perform a secret mission. Apart from this, the second suspicion is raised that the US Air Force is also working on a plan to redeploy him for the mission by making some modifications to the aircraft. Therefore, a large number of test flights of this aircraft are underway these days.
This plane was not donated to any other country
The American F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter aircraft was developed by Lockheed Martin in 1981. However, it was deployed to the US Airforce in 1983 after two years. Lockheed built a total of 64 units of two YF-117A, F-117A variants of this two-engine stealth bomber. The great thing is that the plane was not donated to any other country by the United States due to the state of the art.
In these wars the enemies have wreaked havoc
During the Gulf War in 1991, the F-117 wreaked havoc by bombing precisely the armies of enemy countries and their secret bases. This aircraft was also used during the 1999 war in Yugoslavia. However, during this time, a surface-to-air missile questioned the plane’s stealth claim and killed it. It was the only one of 64 aircraft lost by the US Air Force.
Why did the US Airforce retire
The fighter plane was taken out of service by the US Air Force on April 22, 2008. It was argued that it would be replaced by an F-22 receiver aircraft. Even after their retirement, some aircraft of this fleet were permanently maintained by the Air Force. In recent times, its increasing flights have made this aircraft a topic of discussion again.