Wednesday , December 2 2020
Home / Tyler Durden /​​​​​​​Supposedly Retired, F-117 Nighthawks Spotted In San Diego

​​​​​​​Supposedly Retired, F-117 Nighthawks Spotted In San Diego

Summary:
On Tuesday, two Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk stealth attack aircraft (supposedly retired) were spotted at the Miramar Naval Base in San Diego, reported Airway1.  After 25 years in service, the Air Force retired the F-117 fleet in April 2008, but in September 2017, the service received special permission to keep 51 in Type 1000 storage, meaning the planes could swiftly return to active service.  Four decommissioned F-117s were secretly deployed to the Middle East in 2017 to launch surgical strikes. The reason for the deployment was simple; Russia and Syria had shut down Syrian airspace by mid-2016. The U.S.-led coalition was unwilling to lose a fifth-generation aircraft to Russia's S-400 missile systems in Syria.  As for the latest sighting of the retired first-generation stealth jets

Topics:
Tyler Durden considers the following as important:

This could be interesting, too:

Tyler Durden writes Not Just Newsom: San Francisco, San Jose Mayors Busted Violating Own COVID Guidelines

Tyler Durden writes “That’s A Dire Warning”: Dalio’s Chart Hints At What Beijing Is Really Up To

Tyler Durden writes Watch: Obama Casually Admits His Drone Strikes Killed ”Inordinate Amount” Of Innocent Civilians

Tyler Durden writes 109 “1 Percent” Days So Far This Year: What 2020’s Equity Vol Says About December

On Tuesday, two Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk stealth attack aircraft (supposedly retired) were spotted at the Miramar Naval Base in San Diego, reported Airway1

​​​​​​​Supposedly Retired, F-117 Nighthawks Spotted In San Diego

After 25 years in service, the Air Force retired the F-117 fleet in April 2008, but in September 2017, the service received special permission to keep 51 in Type 1000 storage, meaning the planes could swiftly return to active service. 

​​​​​​​Supposedly Retired, F-117 Nighthawks Spotted In San Diego

Four decommissioned F-117s were secretly deployed to the Middle East in 2017 to launch surgical strikes. The reason for the deployment was simple; Russia and Syria had shut down Syrian airspace by mid-2016. The U.S.-led coalition was unwilling to lose a fifth-generation aircraft to Russia's S-400 missile systems in Syria. 

As for the latest sighting of the retired first-generation stealth jets over the skies of San Diego, there's no official government statement explaining their flights.

Video: F-117 Nighthawks Spotted Near Miramar Naval Base In San Diego

With souring relations between China and the US, along with the Pentagon flushed with cash, there could be an effort to return some of these stealth jets to active service to address an urgent gap in the Pentagon's ability to strike targets in disputed airspace. 

China's deployment of hypersonic missiles across from Taiwan has left some to believe that war preparations are underway - maybe, just maybe, the US is doing the same, and could one day reactivate the F-117s. 

Still, there's no official reason why the stealth jets flew earlier this week. 

Tyler Durden
Tyler Durden (a pseudonym) represents the idea that a return to truly efficient markets is a possibility and a necessity. After having experienced the inner workings of capitalism at various asset managers and advisors, Tyler believes that the current model is flawed and a deleveraging at every level of modern society is needed to reinspire the fundamental entrepreneurial spirit.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *