B-2 Spirit Stealth -How does it manage to avoid detection ?

B-2 Spirit StealthB-2 Spirit Stealth is one of those aircraft that successfully overcomes many obstacles of visibility. So, what is the technology that is responsible for its existence? Let’s start from the beginning.

People designed stealth aircraft to avoid detection. To do that, they had to think of how it’s possible to detect any kind of machine in the first place. Well, the thing that makes it so hard to get unnoticed is the radar. That is of course, when we turn aside the basic clues, like visible light.

B-2 Spirit Stealth -How does it manage to avoid detection ?

B-2 Spirit StealthThus, to avoid detection, people had to design something that reduces emission or reflection of radar, radio-frequency spectrum or infrared. The technologies that can do this are various and we collectively call them stealth technologies. The development of stealth technology started back in Germany during World War II. Needless to say, in the art of war this technology did both good and harm.

However, the initial reason for its existence was to carry out specific missions and carry around troops safely. If we put it simply, it’s just a bit more complicated way to outsmart your enemy.

The B-2 Spirit Stealth, specifically, features one of the best stealth technologies that exist nowadays. Simply said, the B-2 Spirit Stealth is almost invisible in the sky. In addition, it goes through the clouds like a razor through hot butter and it’s pretty resilient too.

The B-2 Spirit Stealth uses rudder movement and variable thrust. Moreover, the B-2 Spirit Stealth has a coating of material – a fusion between carbon fiber and plastic. This way, the B-2 Spirit Stealth is able to reflect radio waves and makes it appear like there is nothing bigger than a bird in the air.

In the video below, you can learn the history behind it, they way it was made and the way it works. The B-2 Spirit Stealth is an amazing feat of engineering – check it out!