Manned Aircraft

Manned Aircraft

Defining Possible with innovative, proven manned air systems.

Since our inception, Northrop Grumman has been a pioneer in the development of manned aircraft. From fighter jets and stealth bombers to surveillance and electronic warfare, we've been providing manned solutions to customers worldwide since the 1930s.

Defining Possible in the Air

As a leading provider of proven manned air systems, we build some of the world’s most advanced aircraft, from the innovative B-2 Spirit stealth bomber to the game-changing E-2D Advanced Hawkeye.

Manned Aircraft

A-10 Thunderbolt II on runway

A-10 Thunderbolt II

Affectionately nicknamed “The Warthog,” the A-10 Thunderbolt II was deve…

Airborne Laser Mine Detection System attached to a helicopter

Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS)

The mission of ALMDS is to detect, classify and localize floating and ne…

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B-2 Stealth Bomber

The U.S. Air Force's B-2 stealth bomber is a key component of the nation…

B-21 rendering

B-21 Raider

When it comes to delivering America’s resolve, the B-21 Raider – the fut…

C-2A Greyhound aircraft and crew on runway

C-2A Greyhound

The C-2A Greyhound is the U.S. Navy's carrier-onboard-delivery (COD) air…

Large aircraft flying

E-2C Hawkeye 2000

The all-weather E-2 Hawkeye airborne early warning and battle management…

two military planes flying above clouds

E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is a game changer in how the Navy will conduct…

U.S. Air Force plane rests on runway

E-8C Joint STARS

E-8C Joint STARS The Northrop Grumman E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Att…

f-35 in the air

F-35 Lightning II

The F-35 Lightning II is a stealthy, supersonic, multirole fighter desig…

F-5 Tiger

F-5 Tiger Fighter Jet

The F-5 is an agile, highly maneuverable, reliable supersonic fighter, c…

Fighter jet flying in blue sky

F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet

F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet – the U.S. Navy's most advanced frontline carrie…


Available in manned, autonomous and optionally piloted configurations, N…

multiple T-38 Talon fighters in the air

T-38 Talon

More than 72,000 U. S. Air Force pilots have trained in Northrop Grumman…

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