Pressure On Lockheed Corporation
The USAF contracted Lockheed Corporation to make the USAF’s idea of the F-117 come alive. It’s unclear when the corporation started its journey of building the F-117. However, the first record of the USAF idea appeared in 1974, and it’s still around today.
Meeting A Specific Set Of Criteria
An aircraft like this needed to meet a particular set of criteria to avoid being detected by radars. One of these specifications was that engineers had to build an aircraft that produced a minimal amount of light, radio, and infrared energy.