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The B-2 Spirit is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. The revolutionary blending of low-observable technologies with high aerodynamic efficiency and large payload gives the B-2 important advantages over existing bombers. Its low-observability provides it greater freedom of action at high altitudes, thus increasing its range and a better field of view for the aircraft's sensors. Its unrefueled range is approximately 6,000 nautical miles (9,600 kilometers).

F-35 Lightning

The F-35 Lightning II is a fifth-generation, single-seat, single-engine, stealth multirole fighter that can perform close air support, tactical bombing, and air defense missions. The F-35 has three different models: a conventional takeoff and landing variant; a short takeoff and vertical-landing variant; and a carrier-based variant. The F-35 is intended to be the world's premier strike aircraft through 2040, with close- and long-range air-to-air capability second only to that of the F-22 Raptor.

F-22 Raptor

The F-22 Raptor is a single seat, twin-engine, fifth-generation fighter aircraft. Its combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents an exponential leap in warfighting capabilities. The Raptor performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st century Air Force.

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