||The F-117 Nighthawk, developed in total secrecy, was the first operational platform to employ what is known today as "stealth." Its startling, unconventional shape clearly signified the arrival of a new era in fighter performance through low-observable technology.
Since then, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company has introduced another revolutionary aspect to the fighter. Through total system performance responsibility (TSPR) for F-117 sustainment, this unprecedented contract provides technical, maintenance and modernization support to the 49th Fighter Wing and its F-117 fleet. This comprehensive support program provides such enhancements as lean manufacturing and repair processes, significantly faster spare parts fulfillment, reduced engineering response times, and technical publications.