Tag: stealth bomber

That time a RAF Tornado made an emergency landing at F-117's top-secret Tonopah Air Force Base
"The guys at Tonopah had a sense of humour after all, for the silhouette of an F-117 had been stencilled on each side of our tail fin," Squadron Leader Wally Grout, former RAF Tornado navigator The following article contains excerpts from Squadron Leader Wally Grout's story titled Still Learning After All Those Years which appears in Ian Hall’s book Tornado...
First B-2 Spirit deployment to Hawaii completed
One of the key integrations involved the B-2 Spirits and F-22 Raptors assigned to the 199th Fighter Squadron, a unit of the 154th Wing under the Hawaii Air National Guard Three B-2 Spirits and approximately 200 Airmen completed their first deployment to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JPHH), Hawaii, the U.S. Air Force announced on Oct. 4. The bombers were there from...
Program to make B-2 Spirit stealthier delayed to 2024
The B-2 Defensive Management System Modernization program is facing delays. Instead, of delivering the end product in 2022, the USAF now estimates the program could only be ready by March 2024 The B-2 Defensive Management System Modernization (B-2 DMS-M) program is facing delays, Bloomberg reports. Instead, of delivering the end product in 2022, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) now estimates...
B-2 Spirit stealth bomber enters the benefield anechoic facility for the first time
The B-2 entered the BAF to undergo environmental control systems checks Released earlier this month and taken in November 2016 at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) the interesting photos in this post show a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber being backed into the (Benefield Anechoic Facility) BAF to undergo environmental control systems checks. Noteworthy the B-2 stealth bomber entered the BAF for...