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10 Cool Facts about the B-2

Read about the B-2, considered an engineering marvel—the finest example of American air superiority, and how it can penetrate sophisticated enemy defenses.

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A-10 Thunderbolt II

Jet aircraft built for the Air Force for air support of troops, attacking armored vehicles, and providing quick-action against enemy ground forces.

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Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radars

Northrop Grumman is at the forefront of Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar innovations. Our design experience with AESA fire control radars helps provide air-to-air, air-to-ground, land, and sea superiority for the world’s armed forces.

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Advanced Composite Structures

Northrop Grumman's industry leadership in advanced composite structures 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.

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Advanced Networking Technology

Northrop Grumman connects domains through the design and delivery of leading integrated Communications, Navigation and Identification systems.

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Advanced Weapons

Northrop Grumman's Advanced Weapons designs and produces advanced high speed strike missiles and aircraft warfare systems.

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AFA Media Relations

Northrop Grumman has been a trusted U.S. Air Force partner for nearly 70 years, and provides innovative technologies that inspire, systems that protect, and affordability that sustains our customers’ highest priority missions.

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Air

Northrop Grumman is an innovative provider of proven manned and unmanned air and aeronautics systems.

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Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS)

Northrop Grumman's Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS) detects, classifies and localized floating and near-surface moored mines.

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

The AN/AAQ-24(V) Directional Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) system is the only DIRCM system in production today that will protect aircraft from today's infrared guided missiles.

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

Northrop Grumman’s AN/ALQ-131 Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) pod protects aircrews from radio frequency threats to allow for effective electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO).

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AN/APG-77 AESA Radar

Northrop Grumman Corporation is the world leader in airborne fire control radars and the sole supplier for both USAF fighter platforms of the future: the F-22 Raptor and the F-35 Lightning II. Northrop Grumman is unmatched as the largest producer of airborne fire control Electronically Scanned Arrays (ESAs).

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AN/APG-78 Longbow Fire Control Radar

Developed and fielded for the AH-64D Apache, the APG-78 LONGBOW Fire Control Radar (FCR) is a combat proven force multiplier.

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AN/APG-81 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Fire Control Radar

The Northrop Grumman AN/APG-81 active electronically scanned array (AESA) fire control radar is the latest and most capable AESA in the world and acts as the cornerstone to the F-35 Lightning II's advanced sensor suite.

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AN/APR-39 Digital Radar Warning Receiver Family

The Northrop Grumman AN/APR-39 Digital Radar Warning Receiver Family suite maximizes survivability by improving aircrew situational awareness.

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AN/ASQ-236 Dragon’s Eye Radar Pod

The Northrop Grumman AN/ASQ-236 Dragon’s Eye radar pod is a tactical Ku band Airborne Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar surveillance pod. The Dragon’s Eye pod provides aircrew with all-weather multi-target detection, track and engagement.

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AN/TPS-78 Advanced Capability (ADCAP) & ADCAP Multi-Mode Radar (MMR)

The AN/TPS-78 Advanced Capability (ADCAP) & ADCAP Multi-Mode radars are the next generation advanced air surveillance radar made possible by advances in high power transistor design.

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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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Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT)

Northrop Grumman’s approach moves the burden of trusted A-PNT Hub away from sole reliance on GPS to the complementary use of inertial devices augmented with additional alternative methods of navigation.

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B-2 Stealth Bomber

Built by Northrop Grumman, 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.

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