Northrop Grumman Completes Field Installations Of New Radar For U.S Air Force B-2 Stealth Bombers
12:00 AM, September 25, 2012
Northrop Grumman Corporation announced that it has completed field installations of new radar system for the U.S. Air Force's fleet of B-2 stealth bombers. The new radar are developed for the U.S Air Force's B-2 Radar Modernisation Program (RMP) and has technology advancements. The B-2 stealth bomber is a long-range aircraft that can penetrate deeply into access-denied airspace and has global mobility, provides airspace control to the Air Force's tanker fleet and can fly more than 6,000 nautical miles unrefueled and more than 10,000 nautical miles with just one aerial refueling. Ron Naylor, director of B-2 modernization and transformation for Northrop Grumman, said, "Every installation of RMP hardware performed at Whiteman was completed ahead of schedule. We returned every one of those jets to the Air Force anywhere from one to 11 days early. We worked actively with the Air Force to identify and purchase long-lead items that were part of our critical production path. That approach helped us ensure a seamless production process”.
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