13:08 GMT19 April 2021
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    Considered to be the most expensive aircraft in the history of aviation, the B-2 is touted by the United States military as a multi-role bomber capable of firing both conventional and nuclear weapons.

    Three B-2 stealth bombers were spotted in the skies above Utah on Friday, with photos and video showing contrails shared online.

    "This is something you don’t see everyday. While in #UtahCounty I looked up and see 3 contrails. Nothing showed up on #Radar or #ADSB. I zoomed in and saw 3 #B2Bombers flying in formation. Very rare to see 3 at about 50,000 ft cruising over #Utah", a user named SLCScanner tweeted on Friday.

    The photos reveal three contrails curling in the sky emitted by the triangle-shaped B-2 aircraft, as the three bombers cruise at high altitude.

    The Northrop Grumman-built B-2 Spirit, also known as a 'stealth bomber', is a US heavy strategic bomber created with the use of low observable stealth technology and designed for penetrating dense anti-aircraft defenses. Easily recognised by its signature triangle shape, the 'flying wing' aircraft is capable of deploying both conventional and nuclear bombs and missiles.

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