Military Aviation A-Z

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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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-37 Distributed Aperture System (DAS) for the F-35

Our AN/AAQ-37 Distributed Aperture System (DAS) surrounds the aircraft with a protective sphere of situational awareness. It warns the pilot of incoming aircraft and missile threats as well as providing day/night vision, fire control capability and precision tracking of wingmen/friendly aircraft for tactical maneuvering.

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AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR): One Radar — Many Missions

Media Inquiries: Ellen Hamilton | +1 847-815-0753 See, Fight, Win Warfighters need to see threats before they can defeat them. That's why the U.S. Marine Corps chose the Northrop Grumman AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) as the new eyes of its expeditionary force. This three-dimensional, multi-mode, gallium nitride (GaN) Active…

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AN/ZPY-1 STARLite Small Tactical Radar – Lightweight

AN/ZPY-1 STARLite is a small, lightweight SAR/GMTI/DMTI radar used for supporting tactical operations. STARLite offers superior performance at low cost.

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B-2 Spirit Media Gallery

View images of the B-2 Spirit on this page. We invite you to watch videos of the B-2 in action, or watch the Northrop Grumman miniseries, Crafting History, that explores the rich heritage of the B-2 and how Northrop Grumman employees developed this legendary aircraft.   Images [masterslider alias="ms-b2-afa"] Playlist…

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