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Jan 27, 2022

Why Just One B-2 Stealth Bomber Is As Powerful As An Aircraft Carrier

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Crew chiefs assigned to the 393rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, prep a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber for take off, at Lajes Field, Azores, March 16, 2021. Three B-2s, assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, arrived at Lajes to hot-pit refuel prior to supporting several bomber task force missions in the high north. Strategic bomber missions are conducted periodically to enhance the readiness necessary to respond to challenges, in coordination with partner and allied nations, around the world. Members assigned to U.S. European Command regularly train, fight and live with allies and partners from bases in Europe, to ensure timely and coordinated responses when needed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar)

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.