B-2 Spirit Bomber Maintenance, Modification and Training

B-2 Bombers taxiing to the runwayB-2 Bomber from belowB-2 Bomber overheadB-2 Bomber under guardB-2 Bomber on the tarmac

B-2 Bombers taxiing to the runway

B-2 Bomber from below

B-2 Bomber overhead

B-2 Bomber under guard

B-2 Bomber on the tarmac

Northrop Grumman is the United States Air Force prime contractor for the B-2 stealth bomber program. The company leads an industry team that is working with the Air Force to modernize the B-2 to ensure that it remains fully mission capable against evolving worldwide threats.

The U.S. Air Force's B-2 stealth bomber is a key component of the nation's long-range strike arsenal, and one of the most survivable aircraft in the world. Its unique capabilities, including stealth characteristics, allow it to penetrate the most sophisticated defenses and hold at risk high value, heavily defended enemy targets.

The B-2 has demonstrated its capabilities in several combat scenarios, most recently during Operation Odyssey Dawn in Libya. The B-2 is the only U.S. aircraft that combines long range, large payload and stealth in a single platform, giving it the ability to project air power anywhere in the world. It can fly 6,000 nautical miles unrefueled and 10,000 nautical miles with just one aerial refueling. With its ability to carry more than 20 tons of conventional and nuclear ordnance and deliver it precisely under any weather conditions, the B-2 also has the ability to change the outcome of a conflict with a single mission.

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