Paul Kaminski

Paul Kaminski is known as the father of stealth aircraft, responsible for the stealth programming of the F-117 Nighthawk and B-2 Spirit. Kaminski attended the U.S. Air Force Academy and obtained a B.S. in Engineering Science in 1964. Shortly after receiving two M.A. degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics, further studied at MIT and Later received a Ph.D. During his career in the USAF, he studied and improved the guidance systems of long-range missiles and munitions. In the late 1970s, he was assigned to asset early work on stealth technologies. Per his recommendation, the USAF spearheaded more stealth programs and created the F-117 Nighthawk. Shortly after, Kaminski was assigned to be the USAF’s Low-Observable Technology program director. This program was directly responsible for creating the B-2 Spirit and the USAF’s stealth programs thereafter. He was awarded the President’s National Medal of Technology for his efforts in the stealth programs.