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Thursday, January 8, 2009

WASHINGTON

Air Force contracts for radar production

The Air Force has contracted Northrop Grumman Corp. to support the radar-modernization program for the B-2 stealth bomber.

Northrop Grumman says its California-based Integrated System unit was awarded the radar-production contract.

Under the approximately $468 million modernization deal, Northrop Grumman will supply the B-2 bomber fleet at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri with next-generation radar technologies, the Air Force reported.

Northrop Grumman, which designed the B-2 bomber in the 1980s and 1990s, was awarded the contract to ensure sustained operational viability of the B-2 bomber fleet well into the foreseeable future, officials said.

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