Stealth Bomber Aerial View Details
Aerial footage of a B-2 from the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman AFB, Mo. The B-2 Spirit is a specially designed bomber aircraft dedicated to evading enemy detection and delivering targeted munitions without any notice.
B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber Video – USMU Analysis
The flying-wing design utilized by the B-2 Spirit was developed out of decades of research by the US. Every square inch of the aircraft’s surface is designed specifically to minimize the ability of radar waves to reflect back to the enemy’s air defense system.
Surface-to-Air radar detection and targeting systems love jagged edges, sharp blades, anything that radar waves can bounce around on before heading back to a detection system. Some notable design characteristics to achieve a stealthy profile are the engine inlets, the shape of the aircraft, and radar-absorbing materials on the exterior of the plane.
The B-2 is so stealthy, its capabilities are considered to be a force multiplier, because it requires less support aircraft and infrastructure to cover it and ensure a successful mission. A small number of Spirit aircraft can penetrate an enemy’s defense system and deliver massive blows of precision-guided munitions. The bomber’s overall stealth characteristics have remained so effective that, up to this date, there isn’t a single reported instance of a missile being fired at a B-2 Spirit bomber.
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