Stealth Bomber spotted in Los Angeles skies
A couple of days back, a stealth bomber was seen flying in the Los Angeles skies. Naturally, this got people talking about its reasons for being in the area. In fairness, this could represent an unsettling sight for some. However, fear not, its presence was a formality rather than anything sinister.
It turns out that this was flying over LA to reach The Rose Parade, the annual parade that takes place on New Year’s Day in Pasadena. The parade is part of a larger festival known as the ‘Tournament of Roses,’ which also includes an annual flyover for the Rose Bowl college football game. Joining the B-2 bomber was the iconic Tiger Squadron who also attended the flyover.
The B-2 Spirit, also known as the Stealth Bomber, is a stealth bomber aircraft that was developed by Northrop Grumman for the United States Air Force. The aircraft is a highly advanced and technologically sophisticated piece of military hardware, known for its unique flying wing design and radar-evading capabilities.
The B-2’s development began in the 1970s as part of a top-secret project, and the aircraft was not publicly revealed until 1989. It is one of the most expensive military aircraft in history, with each unit costing around $2 billion dollars. The B-2’s primary purpose is to deliver precision strikes against heavily defended targets.