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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Aerospace Services

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Services offers comprehensive engineering, testing and analysis services.

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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/ALQ-131(V) Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) Pod

The AN/ALQ-131 Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) pod is the most successful ECM system ever built. Northrop Grumman has fielded more than 1,600 ALQ-131 pods, which used state-of-the-art technology to successfully protect aircrews and aircraft in every conflict since becoming operational.

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AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR)

One Radar — Many Missions   See, Fight, Win. This three-dimensional, multi-mode, gallium nitride (GaN) Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) with 360-degree coverage is operationally deployed with the Marine Corps expeditionary force. It entered full-rate production in June 2019. The proven capability of the AN/TPS-80 ensures robust air defense for…

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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 Playlist    …

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B-2 Stealth Bomber

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B-2 Technical Details

Type Strategic, long-range heavy bomber with low-observable technology and all-altitude capability to penetrate the most sophisticated air defenses in nuclear and conventional missions Power Plant Four General Electric F118-GE-100 turbofans, each 17,300 lbs. thrust. Crew Two (pilot and mission commander) Wingspan 172 feet Length 69 feet Height 17 feet Top…

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B-21 Long-Range Bomber FAQs

What is the B-21? The B-21 Raider is a new high-tech stealth bomber being developed to replace the Air Force’s aging bomber fleet. Designed to be long-range, highly survivable and capable of carrying a mix of conventional and nuclear ordinance, the B-21 will join the nuclear triad as a visible…

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B-21 News

America’s Bomber Force is Too Small and Getting Smaller March 12, 2020 The United States should invest in its current long-range penetrating strike capabilities while awaiting the B-21 Raider according to a former Air Force senior leader. Read more at Defense News. Senior Leaders Visit B-21 Design, Development Headquarters March…

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B-21 Raider

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B-21 Studies and Reports

Northrop Grumman's B-21 Raider will play a vital role in U.S. national security and strategic deterrence. Read the latest studies and reports about this critical mission.

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Bat Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)

Family of Multi-Mission, Persistent and Affordable Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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BQM-34 Firebee High Performance Aerial Target System

The Most Capable and Reliable High Performance Aerial Target System  

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