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- F-117 `crash' spotlights stealth fallibility. Chaisson, Kernan // Journal of Electronic Defense;May99, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p15
Reports on the misunderstanding of how low observability works in stealth aircraft as seen in the March 1999 shootdown of a United States F-117 over Yugoslavia. Public perceptions on stealth aircraft; Account of the incident; Ability of radar to track stealth aircraft once it gets close to a...
- Individual Air Force. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;10/13/1997, Vol. 147 Issue 15, p18
Considers the return of the Lockheed Martin F-117A stealth attack aircraft to service. How the stealth aircraft were inspected for defects after an accident; Comments from the Air Force; The other deficiencies that are being investigated in the aircraft.
- Stealth fleet racks up 150,000th flying hour. Bottemiller, Capt Gregg // Airman;Nov98, Vol. 42 Issue 11, p13
Reports on the number of flying hours achieved by the F-117 Stealth Fleet when Brig. General Bill Lake touched down on Holloman's runway at the Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Inclusion of flight time in 59 Air Force aircraft and five additional test aircraft of Lockheed-Martin.
- Hiding in plane sight. Douglass, Steve; Sweetman, Bill // Popular Science;May97, Vol. 250 Issue 5, p54
Focuses on stealth aircraft. Military engineers who are attempting to build a plane that would be invulnerable during daylight hours as well as at night; Background on a secret project code-names Yehudi; Lighting systems; Factors that visual detection depends on; Importance of color; Tests of...
- China claims it 'has long mastered the technology' to detect U.S. stealth aircraft. // East-Asia-Intel Reports;2/9/2011, p7
The article reports that Dai Xua, Chinese Air Force Colonnel has claimed that Beijing, China has developed a radar system that is capable of detecting radar-evading stealth aircraft. According to an article in the magazine "Guoji Zhanwang," a U.S. F-117 stealth jet was detected and shot down by...
- Stealth Technology. Hadley, Fred // Technology Teacher;Feb97, Vol. 56 Issue 5, p15
Reports on the airborne applications of stealth technology implemented in military planning for aircrafts, that reduces their detection by enemy radar. Design features used in stealth technology; Usage of the technology by Lockheed-Martin's F-117A aircraft; Disadvantages of stealth technology;...
- 100 years 100 aircraft. // FineScale Modeler;Dec2003, Vol. 21 Issue 10, p31
Presents a list of the 100 most significant aircraft of the first century aviation. Wright Flyer of 1903; North American P-51 Mustang; Boeing B-17 bomber; SR-71A Blackbird; F-117A stealth aircraft.
- Russia's F-117. Fulghum, David A. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;4/7/2008, Vol. 168 Issue 14, p50
The article offers information on Russia's F-117s. The Russians bought their F-117 stealth fighter in pieces from the Serbs after it was shot down during the Kosovo conflict. At the time of the aircraft's loss, U.S. Navy and Air Force operators said single F-117s had been flying the same route...
- U.S. assessing capabilities of China's J-20: Stealth tech may have come from downed F-117. // East-Asia-Intel Reports;4/20/2011, p1
The article reports that the assessments of China's new stealth jet, the J-20, are being conducted by the U.S. military, in order to determine the radar-evading capabilities. It is stated that the U.S. intelligence agencies are not aware if the Chinese fifth-generation prototype is built upon a...