The coup by Yugoslav air defenses of shooting down a U.S. Air Force F-117, a first-generation stealth aircraft, in 1999 reflects growing efforts to develop systems that stymie the operation of radar-evading U.S. aircraft. Counterstealth concerns measures that can erode U.S. dominance in stealth design and manufacturing. The crashed F-117, according to U.S. analysts, was handed over to the Russians for study and analysis along with other advanced U.S. technology that was recovered ...


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