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Real ­.s. Stealth-Tech Advantage: Its Assembly Lines

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Chinese J-20 fighter plane

Chinese J-20 fighter plane.

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For more than 20 years, the U.S. Air Force had a world monopoly on radar-evading technology—and with it, a huge advantage over any rival. Several generations of stealth fighters and bombers, from the earliest F-117s to the 1990s-vintage B-2s and today’s F-22s, have helped win wars, take down regimes and exert U.S. influence across the globe.

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