Why did the USA “re-open” the long-obsolete invisible aircraft?

Last week, the F-117 invisible plane was once again seen in the sky over Death Valley (California, USA). These formidable combat vehicles were withdrawn from service in 2008 and mothballed.

For the first time, the world learned about the "Night Hawk" in 1988. As originally believed, the special design of the aircraft allowed it to remain invisible to enemy radars. About $ 6,5 billion was spent on its development (at the 1990 rate).

It is worth noting that the F-117 “invisibles” performed very well during Operation Desert Storm in Iraq. After which the United States often began to use the "Night Hawks" as an "argument" in diplomatic negotiations.

However, the triumph of the Americans did not last long. One of the F-1999s involved in the bombing of Yugoslavia in 117 was “downed” with the help of the Neva air defense system. It turned out that even the old Soviet radars see the "invisibility" at large distances. A monstrous blow was inflicted on the reputation of the F-117 program and the Pentagon as a whole. In 2008, the aircraft was withdrawn from service.

But why did the Americans resurrect the "invisibility" again? The answer to the question is given by photographs where the “hawk” is captured in a color that suspiciously resembles that of our Su-57. Apparently, the long-obsolete F-117 is again "called up for service" to test the detection of Russian aircraft by American pilots.

And that makes some sense. The thing is that in our Su-57 elements of the notorious "stealth" are also partially used -Technology. And we got access to them thanks to the Serbs, who handed over to Russia part of the wreckage of the “hawk” shot down in the sky of Yugoslavia.

  • Photos Used: US Air Force
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 27 March 2020 10: 48
    As long as the USA exists - there will be no PEACE on Earth !!
  2. Rus Offline Rus
    Rus 27 March 2020 11: 32
    Ours is still ancient.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 27 March 2020 12: 39
    Our scientist invented Stealth, but it turns out that on the SU-57 we use only some parts of stealth, and

    we got access to them thanks to the Serbs, who transferred part of the wreckage to Russia

    old F-117 ...

    Straight anti-Russian article comes out, if you read it ...
  4. Dreamboat Offline Dreamboat
    Dreamboat (Dreamboat) 28 March 2020 14: 54
    The author needs to read less American propaganda. About "partially" uses the elements of "stealth" and "got access", it's straight PEARL!
  5. Vkd dvk Offline Vkd dvk
    Vkd dvk (Victor) 28 March 2020 19: 28
    Ufimtsev Peter Yakovlevich, developer of the theory of stealth technology:

    Having weighed all the pros and cons, full application on Russian fighters, we decided that it only helps to be inconspicuous, and then, in very limited conditions of combat. You can not turn on radio devices, locators, conduct radio communications and make target designations to others. Hence the creation of a fighter, with an emphasis on super-maneuverability, and speed characteristics in non-afterburner mode. And experiments with the use of their "invisibility" will prove to the very last idiots - penguins about the futility of these attempts.
  6. Winnie Offline Winnie
    Winnie (Winnie) 9 May 2020 23: 40
    It turned out that even the old Soviet radars see the "invisibility" at large distances.

    Why print the real LIES?
    F-117 was found using a passive radar of the Czechoslovak company Tesla at a distance of 50km. The plane was shot down with a Philips thermal imager at a distance of 10 km. NEVA radar was not involved !!! Let's not mutter constantly children's fairy tales of the Russian agitation industry!