What if I told you that America’s era of stealth domination was coming to an end? You might say that I was being hyperbolic. Or better yet, you would proudly state that the United States has poured tens of billions of dollars into developing fifth-generation stealth fighter jets, such as the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
America’s entire stealth program is built upon the principle of absorbing radio waves with special materials so they don’t reflect signals back to an adversary’s radar system. In that way, America’s stealth warplanes like the F-22 Raptor, F-35 Lightning, and B-2 Spirit can remain relatively invisible on most current radar systems.