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B-2 Spirit

Country of Origin: USA


The B-2 Spirit was part of the "stealth" low-observable technology program to develop a U.S. advanced strategic bomber to complement the B-1B. It is designed to present the lowest possible visual, radar, acoustic and infrared signatures. When first conceived, the B-2's mission was to attack enemy mobile ICBMs (strategic relocatable targets) such as the SS-24 Scalpel and SS-25 Sickle as well as hardened command and control installations. Its first combat missions, however, were...

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