See Why One B-2 Stealth Bomber Is As Deadly As a Super Carrier

Photo by Jonathan Cutrer from San Angelo, Texas, United States via Wikimedia Commons

The B-2 Stealth Bomber Is One Amazing Weapon of War: According to aerospace and defense company Northrop Grumman, the United States Air Force’s “B-2 stealth bomber is a key component of the nation’s long-range strike arsenal, and one of the most survivable aircraft in the world. Its unique stealth characteristics allow it to penetrate the most sophisticated enemy defenses.”

This aircraft indeed possesses remarkable stealth capabilities, but what about its firepower? Know that it was on full display when B-2 stealth bombers forged an attack on Serbia during the opening night of Operation Allied Force in 1999. It was also able to destroy Iraqi air defenses during 2003’s “Shock and Awe” and took out the Libyan fighter force in 2011.

“The B-2 saw its first operational use during Operation Allied Force,” aircraft manufacturer Northrop Grumman writes on its website.

“Two B-2s flew more than thirty-one hours from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri to Kosovo. They attacked multiple targets, then flew directly back. The B-2s flew less than 1 percent of the total missions, yet destroyed 33 percent of the targets during the first eight weeks of conflict,” it continues.

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