28/10/2015 17:19

US Air Force Selects Northrop Grumman as Partner on Long-Range Strike Bomber

FILE PHOTO -- A B-2 Spirit bomber is followed by two F-117 Nighthawks during a mission. The B-2 is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. A dramatic leap forward in technology, the bomber represents a major milestone in the U.S. bomber modernization program. The B-2 brings massive firepower to bear, in a short time, anywhere on the globe through previously impenetrable defenses. (U.S. Air Force photo)

The U.S. Air Force has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation  to deliver the nation’s new Long-Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B). This selection continues the company’s 35-year partnership with the Air Force in providing the world’s most advanced long-range strike systems.

“The Air Force has made the right decision for our nation’s security,” said Wes Bush, chairman, chief executive officer and president, Northrop Grumman. “As the company that developed and delivered the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, we look forward to providing the Air Force with a highly-capable and affordable next-generation Long-Range Strike Bomber.

“Our team has the resources in place to execute this important program, and we’re ready to get to work,” Bush added.