The Nighthawk itself began out as a challenge code named “Have Blue” by Lockheed Martin in 1975. After demonstrating it to the army brass on the Protection Superior Analysis Tasks Company (DARPA), Lockheed received the contract to construct the first-ever stealth jet. By 1977, there was a working prototype, and, by 1981, the U.S. Air Drive was on board. In 1983, it was formally in service. Nonetheless, the general public did not turn into conscious of the aircraft’s existence till 1988.
The F-117 Nighthawk, practically 50 years after the prototype’s first flight, nonetheless does not fairly seem like another aircraft that got here earlier than it or after it. It is virtually alien in look and will have been the offender of some supposed UFO sightings. In the event you weren’t within the know, seeing the F-117 fly previous would in all probability be a terrifying expertise and an Air Drive jet in all probability would not be your first thought in surmising what it was. It seems to be extra like one thing Batman would fly than the rest.