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Northrop Secures $7B Air Force B-2 Modernization, Sustainment Support Contract

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received a potential five-year, $7 billion contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide modernization and sustainment support services for the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber.

The Department of Defense said Thursday the sole-source, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract includes software maintenance, engineering, programmed depot maintenance, support equipment and other interim contractor services for the bomber aircraft.

Northrop will perform work at its facility in Palmdale, California, and other Air Force bases in Missouri, Oklahoma, Ohio, California and Utah through May 3, 2029.

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center is obligating $21,439 in research, development, test and evaluation funds for fiscal year 2023.

B-2 is a multirole, low-observable bomber designed to deliver nuclear and conventional munitions. The aircraft is a key component of the service branch’s long-range strike arsenal, can fly at an altitude of more than 50,000 feet and can carry a payload of 20 tons.

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