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The first F-117A was delivered in 1982, and the last delivery was in the summer of 1990.
The F-117A production decision was made in 1978 with a contract awarded to Lockheed Advanced Development
Projects, the "Skunk Works," in Burbank, Calif. The first flight was in 1981, only 31 months after the
full-scale development decision. Air Combat Command's only F-117A unit, the 4450th Tactical Group,
(now the 49th Fighter Wing, Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.), achieved operational capability in October
F-117 shot down over Serbia