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The A/F-117X NAV Hawk is a fictional attacker aircraft operated by the General Resource Defense Force.


An advanced derivative of the F-117A Nighthawk, the A/F-117X comes equipped with a COFFIN system and thrust vectoring nozzles with added afterburner capacity. Despite being primarily an attacker, the aircraft was mostly operated as a recon and spy aircraft.


This aircraft makes several appearances in the Intercorporate War, depending on Nemo's actions and allegiance. Should they be with UPEO, a NAV Hawk was encountered in a no-fly zone. Nemo and Rena Hirose are ordered to pursue the aircraft. Should they succeed, they would find a General Resource base, and destroy it. Afterwards, Rena will contact Nemo and request them to join her in an unauthorized flight over Expo City. Should they join her, a spy element of four NAV Hawks will be encountered over the city, and the two would receive orders to shoot them all down.

However, should Nemo be with General Resource and perform certain criteria, Abyssal Dision will request them to fly recon over Expo City, a reversal of the events in the UPEO side. After targeting specific facilities, Nemo will encounter a squadron of UPEO reinforcements, and will shoot them all down. The NAV Hawk will make no further appearances in the war past that point.

Game Analysis

Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere

"An aircraft upgraded from the existing F-117. Many parts were enhanced in an effort to have the plane be able to perform all kinds of missions. Changes to the engines, lower tail, and enlargement of the weapons bay were emphasized, and has good power and stability. However, these upgrades were not substantial, and its abilities are not impressive."
Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere - Namco Official Guide Book

How to Unlock

  • Japanese version: Only usable in "Target Acquisition".
  • International version: This aircraft is not available to the player.


  • Attack: Low
  • Power: Low
  • Mobility: Low
  • Stability: Low
  • Defense: Medium


  • Width: 13.20m
  • Length: 20.08m
  • Height: 3.78m
  • Weight: 23,814 kg
  • Max Speed: 2,324 km/h
  • Armor: Normal




  • In real life, "A/F-117X" was the unofficial designation assigned to the F-117N Seahawk, a proposed carrier-borne variant of the F-117A.