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Why the Air Force Is Dumping the B-2 for the B-21 (and the Old B-52)

last weekNews : The Lookout

With the United States Air Force proposing to retire its fleet of Rockwell International B-1B Lancers and Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirits as the new Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider comes online, one intrepid B-2 pilot has started a campaign to save at least of the of 20 remaining stealth bombers for posterity. Show More Summary

Why the Air Force Is Dumping the B-2 for the B-21 (and the Old B-52)

Dave Majumdar Security, The B-2 is not exactly easy to upgrade.  With the United States Air Force proposing to retire its fleet of Rockwell International B-1B Lancers and Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirits as the new Northrop Grumman B-21Show More Summary

Air Force's new stealth bomber will replace B-1s and B-2s while older B-52s keep flying, report says

The U.S. Air Force plans to phase out its B-1B and B-2 bomber fleets as the new B-21 bomber, currently being built in Palmdale by Northrop Grumman Corp., becomes operational in the mid-2020s, according to a report. That would leave the Air Force of the future with the B-21 and the aging B-52 Stratofortress...

How America Plans To Make Sure the B-21, B-2 and B-52 Can Bomb Russia or China

Dave Majumdar Security, A new cruise missile is coming.  The stealthy Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider, which is currently under development, will eventually form the core of the U.S. Air Force strategic bomber fleet. However, even the B-21,...Show More Summary

Combined optics, science instruments of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope arrive in California

The two halves of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope now reside at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Redondo Beach, California, where they will come together to form the complete observatory.

Northrop Grumman Is Getting Ready for Great Power War (That Means Russia or China)

3 weeks agoNews : The Lookout

With the U.S. defense budget set to expand in the coming years as the great power competition between Russia, China and the United States heats up, Northrop Grumman—like other defense contractors—is starting to invest in the future after a prolonged slump. Show More Summary

Northrop Grumman Is Getting Ready for Great Power War (That Means Russia or China)

Dave Majumdar Security, And it could mean big profits.  With the U.S. defense budget set to expand in the coming years as the great power competition between Russia, China and the United States heats up, Northrop Grumman—like other defense...Show More Summary

Sons of Sa’ar? Israel’s Next Generation Frigates

Saar 5: INS Hanit (click to view full) The 1,227t/ 1,350 ton Sa’ar 5 Eilat Class corvettes were built by Northrop Grumman in the 1990s for about $260 million each. It’s a decent performer in a number of roles, from air defense to anti-submarine work, to coastal patrol and special forces support. In 2006, the […]

Bringing Home the BACN to Front-Line Forces

E-11A BACN (click to view full) In late June 2009, the USAF awarded Northrop Grumman Defense Mission Systems Inc., of San Diego, CA an urgent requirement contract for its Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) System. Under current plans, Northrop Grumman will help the USAF deploy BACN in up to 4 “E-11” Bombardier BD-700 Global Express […]

US Army commences Stinger training to boost European SHORAD capabilities | F-35B to commence deployment on USS Wasp | Poland wants more M-346 AJTs

Americas Northrop Grumman were awarded Friday, a $172 million one-year US Air Force contract for the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN). Under the terms of the agreement, Northrop will provide BACN payload operation and support for payload equipment and services, with work to take place at San Diego, California and overseas locations. The BACN allows […]

Wilmer Snags Perkins Coie Government Contracts Leader

Andrew Shipley chaired the government contracts practice at Perkins Coie after 16 years as a senior in-house lawyer at Northrop Grumman.       

B-2 Bombers in Guam Send a Message to North Korea (and Russia and China)

The United States Air Force has moved three of its stealthy Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit strategic bombers to Guam as tensions continue with North Korea. It is a message aimed at Russia and China, who are also in the region.

B-2 Bombers in Guam Send a Message to North Korea (and Russia and China)

Dave Majumdar Security, And a simple one at that.  The United States Air Force has moved three of its stealthy Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit strategic bombers to Guam as tensions continue with North Korea. But while the Pentagon does not...Show More Summary

Top secret spy satellite a total loss for U.S. intelligence and taxpayers

last monthTechnology : Tech Talk

An investigation is underway after a top secret U.S. spy satellite Zuma apparently failed to achieve orbit and disappeared. It was launched aboard a SpaceX rocket on Sunday, and defense company Northrop Grumman built the satellite, which cost billions of dollars. David Martin reports.

US Army begins process for more Lakota LUH | Eurosam to lead study into air defense system for Turkey | China starts construction of third carrier

Americas Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $11.7 million US Navy order from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to provide Advanced Radar Processor (ARP) hardware sets in support of the service’s E-2D Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft. Work on the contract will take place in Liverpool, New York (85 percent); Melbourne, Florida (13 percent); […]

The Navy's Electronic-Warfare Planes Could Soon Become 'Motherships'

David Axe Security,  Slow-flying unmanned aerial vehicles that could extend the distance at which Growler crews can pinpoint enemy radars. Northrop Grumman is trying to convince the U.S. Navy to transform the branch’s EA-18G GrowlerShow More Summary

Northrop Grumman to perform risk reduction for new Patriot radar | Japan requests funding for Aegis Ashore | Leonardo announces 2017 Linaps sales

Americas A 20-person team from Embraer arrived December 4 at an airport in Scottsbluff County, Nebraska in order to conduct cross-wind landing testing on its KC-390 military transport aircraft. Testing was initially scheduled to take place in Texas but weather in the area at the time did not have adequate wind. Instead, Denver International Airport […]

Northrop Grumman and Boeing Have Plans to Turbocharge America's Nuclear ICBMs

Kris Osborn Security, Northrop Grumman and Boeing teams were recently awarded Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction deals from the Air Force as part of a longer-term developmental trajectory aimed at developing new ICBMs. The new ICBMs will be deployed roughly within the same geographical expanse in which the current weapons are stationed. Show More Summary

Japan to postpone F-3 program, will buy F-35s, interceptors | First operational MQ-4C delivered to US Navy | UAE announces orders from Dubai Airshow

Americas Northrop Grumman announced Friday that it has delivered the first operational MQ-4C Trition UAV to the US Navy at its facility at Point Mugu. It will be joined by a second operational Triton later this year and both aircraft will be prepared by the maintenance detachment of Unmanned Patrol Squadron based at Point Mugu […]

These are the 20 defense companies donating the most money to American politicians

Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Northrop Grumman all recently received contracts to develop a laser weapon for US fighter jets. The three defense companies have also donated more money in the 2018 election cycle than any other company in...Show More Summary

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