The F-117a Nighthawk stealth
fighter and bomber
Have Blue and the F-117A: Evolution of the "Stealth
Fighter" documents the history, observations, and lessons learned from the
development and acquisition of the first very-low-observable combat aircraft.
The book is a case study of the high-payoff, low-profile strike fighter development effort
(code-named "Have Blue" and "Senior Trend"). Most of the
material presented in the book was once highly classified information.
Have Blue stealth technology demonstrator aircraft had its genesis in 1974 with studies of
Soviet radar-guided air defense systems. In 1978, the U.S. Air Force initiated
full-scale development of the F-117A under the Senior Trend program, which aimed to create
a weapon system capable of highly
survivable precision attacks against an enemy's high-value targets.
the aircraft played a key role in the air campaign against Iraq during Operation Desert Storm.
The book describes the clear
vision, strong leadership and teamwork, rapid-response decision making, and keen focus on
achieving an operational cabability that marked the project. Also discussed
are potential applications of the strategies used in the project to today's acquisition
About the Authors. Dr. David C. Aronstein is a principal aerospace engineer at ANSER
in Arlington, Virginia, where he provides senior technical support to such programs as the
Joint Strike Fighter and F-22 air superiority fighter. Mr. Albert C.
Piccirillo is a principal aerospace engineer and a manager of the Joint Technology
Division at ANSER, where he leads technical and analytical efforts on advanced weapons
systems, including the Joint Strike Fighter.
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