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News and information from Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Air Force and our industry team.

B-21 Raider

Wanna Make Stuff Disappear? Learn How Stealth Technology Is Changing the Game

Sept. 14, 2017
Advances in stealth technology uncloak career opportunities for engineers… and other creative problem solvers.

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B-21 Raider

Tacit Blue: The Creation of Stealth

Apr. 4, 2017
Over a span of three years starting in 1982, Tacit Blue proved that the company’s technological breakthroughs in low observables were real – paving the way for the successful B-2A Spirit bomber and a slew of other stealthy designs over the next 35 years.

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Bomber presence displays global strike capability

Jan. 30, 2017
The B-2 Spirit bombers were used to display the flexible global-strike capability of the U.S. bomber force and the United States' commitment to supporting global security.

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B-2 Spirits destroy Daesh camps in Libya

Jan. 20, 2017
On January 18, Whiteman's Total Force team executed precision strikes against two Daesh camps in Libya.

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B-21 Raider

Why the B-21 Raider got its name

A plan was devised that seemed so bold and so crazy, that it might not even be possible

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Air Force Leaders

Air Force Leaders Discuss the B-21 Raider and Modernizing the Bomber Fleet

Watch the Air Force Association’s B-21 Raider panel about the need for a new bomber to take on the challenges of tomorrow.

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Meet the B-21 Raider

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced today the B-21 bomber will be called the B-21 Raider. The name represents the historically important role the new long-range stealth bomber will lead for the next 50 years.

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Leaders at B-21 Naming

The B-21 has a name: Raider

Sept. 19, 2016
The Air Force’s long-range strike bomber has officially been named the B-21 Raider. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced the results of the Air Force Global Strike Command led naming contest alongside selected members during her remarks at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference here Sept. 19, 2016.

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B-2 Spirit in Flight

B-2s Participate in Integrated Bomber Operations for First Time in Pacific

Aug. 17, 2016
History was made Aug. 17, 2016, when all three of Air Force Global Strike Command's strategic power projection bombers, the B-52 Stratofortress, B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit, simultaneously took to the sky during their first integrated bomber operation in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

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Navy B-2 Spirit in Flight

Air Force Reveals B-21 Long-Range Strike Bomber

Feb. 16, 2016
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James revealed the first rendering of the Long Range Strike Bomber, designated the B-21, at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium Feb. 26 in Orlando, Fla., and announced the Air Force will be taking suggestions from Airmen to help decide the name of the bomber.

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US Government Accountability Office Seal

GAO Denies Protest, Northrop Grumman to Get Back to Work on America's New Bomber

Feb. 16, 2016
Northrop Grumman’s statement following the Government Accountability Office’s denial of protest by Boeing in the U.S. Air Force’s award to Northrop Grumman for the Long-Range Strike Bomber contract.

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B-2 On Runway

History of the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber

Feb. 16, 2016
Check out the history of the iconic B-2 Spirit in this infographic. Did you know that Northrop Grumman began development on the aircraft as early as 1979?

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B-2 Assembly Line

See Northrop Grumman’s Robotic Assembly Line

Dec. 10, 2015
Did you know that Northrop Grumman plays a key role in the production of the stealthy, super-sonic F-35 fighter Jet?

One of the many F-35 components we produce is the center fuselage. This is the heart of a military airframe where everything connects.

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U.S. Air Force Selects Northrop Grumman as Partner on Long-Range Strike Bomber

Oct. 27, 2015
The U.S. Air Force has selected Northrop Grumman Corp. to deliver the nation's new Long-Range Strike Bomber. This selection continues the company's 35-year partnership with the Air Force in providing the world's most advanced long-range strike systems.

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B-2 Spirit in Flight

See the B-2 Spirit in Flight

Oct. 15, 2015
The ultimate air-to-air footage of the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is the best we’ve seen yet.

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