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10 Cool Facts about the B-2

1 - An Engineering Marvel To bring the B-2 to life, Northrop Grumman had to invent all components from scratch. That list included tools, a software laboratory, composite materials, special test equipment, and 3-D modeling and computer systems. Related manufacturing processes were also created.   2 - Why it’s No.…

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A-10 Thunderbolt II

The A-10 Thunderbolt II, affectionately nicknamed "The Warthog," was developed for the United States Air Force.

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About GBSD

The U.S. Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) is the weapon system replacement for the aging LGM-30 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system (ICBM). GBSD represents the modernization of the ground-based leg of the nuclear triad. The Minuteman III first became operational in the early 1970s. While certain components…

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About the B-21

The B-21 Raider will be capable of penetrating the toughest defenses to deliver precision strikes anywhere in the world. We are providing America's warfighters with an advanced aircraft offering a unique combination of range, payload and survivability. As stated by the Secretary of Defense, the B-21 Raider "will support America's…

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Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radars

As a pioneer in Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radars, Northrop Grumman has been at the forefront of AESA innovations for more than 60 years. Today, our expertise continues to define trends in technologies, and we offer more proven and affordable solutions than anyone else. That's why we're a leader…

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Adaptive Optical Systems

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Advanced Composite Structures

High-Quality Composite Manufacturing for Commercial and Military Aircraft, Launch Vehicles and Naval Systems Northrop Grumman's industry leadership in high-strength, lightweight composite materials makes us the partner of choice to design, develop and fabricate technically complex composite structures and components for commercial and military aircraft, rockets and naval applications. We are…

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Advanced Weapons

Northrop Grumman's Advanced Weapons designs and produces advanced high speed strike missiles and aircraft warfare systems. Strike Weapon Systems Northrop Grumman's Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) is a supersonic, air-launched tactical missile system. It has the capability to perform Destruction of Enemy Air Defense missions and is an upgrade to…

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Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS)

The mission of ALMDS is to detect, classify and localize floating and near-surface moored mines.

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AN/AAQ-24(V) DIRCM (Directional Infrared Countermeasure)

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