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originally posted by: BASSPLYR
a reply to: Jukiodone
If the companion was the keystone to coordinating stealth bomber attacks i could see many reasons to keep its mission and potential us vulnerability a secret.
Stealth Fighter: A Year in the Life of an F-117 Pilot
After the mission briefing, a detailed flight plan is entered onto a hard-drive back at base, which is then plugged directly into the avionics system of the plane. The jet takes off, flies a complicated, precise pattern to the objective that is designed to steer clear of anti-aircraft threats, then zeroes in on the selected targets with laser-guidance and/or Global Positioning System coordinates.