U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman to modernize B-2 radar

B-2 radar modernization program contract awarded
Air Force officials have awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation to provide advanced state-of-the-art radar components as part of a radar modernization program for the for the B-2 Spirit bomber.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III)

11:24 GMT, January 1, 2009 WASHINGTON Air Force officials awarded a production contract to the Northrop Grumman Corporation Dec. 29 for the B-2 stealth bomber radar modernization program.

The production contract, with a target price of approximately $468 million, will provide advanced state-of-the-art radar components to ensure sustained operational viability of the B-2 bomber fleet at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., well into the foreseeable future.

Northrop Grumman Integrated System in Palmdale, Calif., is the B-2 RMP prime contractor and has significant subcontracting efforts with Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems in El Segundo, Calif.; Lockheed Martin Systems Integration in Owego, N.Y.; and BAE Systems in Greenlawn, N.Y.

The award of the B-2 RMP production contract builds upon successful initial operational test and evaluation flight tests that were recently completed at Edwards AFB, Calif. @Defro

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