Stealth jet sticks landing at Reagan Library

AMERICAN INNOVATION—During the Reagan Library’s Dec. 7 National Defense Forum, the F-117, above, goes on permanent display. In attendance are Air Force and library personnel. Courtesy of the Reagan Library

Shrouded in secrecy and nearly impossible to track once in flight, the F-117 fighter jet was the beginning of a new era of aerial combat for the U.S. military.

Known as the Nighthawk, the F-117 was a stealth fighter designed to reflect radar waves and was bolstered by the use of radar-ab...

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