Northrop Wins $109M Contract to Redesign B-2 Bomber Deck

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) a $109 million contract to produce a redesigned aft deck for the B-2 stealth bomber.

The aft deck is a metallic panel on the plane’s upper surface that shields its airframe from the heat of engine exhaust.

“Implementing a redesigned aft deck is an important part of guaranteeing the long-term viability of the B-2, ” said Dave Mazur, Northrop’s B-2 program manager. “We are committed to assisting the Air Force in developing and implementing proactive solutions that are in the best interest of the B-2 fleet.”

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