CONTINUING Though analysts insist that these expensive toys are THE B-2
, F-22, anachronisms in the post-cold War era, each has been AND SEAWOLF given new life by parochial congressmen seeking to SUBMARINE protect the jobs the weapons offer their states and districts.
The Pentagon launched its big summer release, the B-2
stealth bomber, just in time to catch the tail winds of the much-hyped Batman.
M2 EQUITYBITES-May 28, 2015-Northrop Grumman B-2
weapons management upgrade program on track
The US Air Force will get its first look at a faster, more affordable way to replace obsolete avionics on the B-2
stealth bomber under a contract awarded last August to Northrop Grumman Corp.
The support Chaplain Forman provided to the deployment was not limited to spiritual needs of deployed members but also to the safe accomplishment of B-2
-- The B-2
Spirit reached full operational capability status, Lt.
Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) on the B-2
bomber with recent successful separation tests at Edwards AFB, CA.
In the past few years, the Defense Department's most elaborate attempt at cloaking, the B-2
stealth bomber, has certainly drawn plenty of attention for its price tag and the obscurity of its mission.
Twenty years ago, the first operational B-2
stealth bomber, the Spirit of Missouri, made one circuit of the airfield at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., then landed, marking the start of one of the US's most powerful defensive and diplomatic weapons.
The US Air Force's B-2
Spirit bomber is about to receive a new active electronically scanned array (AESA) to replace its current radar, which operates in a portion of the electromagnetic spectrum in which the Department of Defense (DoD) are considered secondary users.
"Whatever chances we had for deficit reduction a couple of weeks ago," said one congressional source right afterwards, "are greatly complicated by events in the Gulf." And the first Sunday morning after the invasion, one public affairs show featured a discussion of t he topic, "iraq: A New Case for the B-2
M2 EQUITYBITES-April 28, 2014-Preliminary design review for B-2
bomber software upgrade completed by Northrop Grumman