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The story behind the USAF's failed E-10A MC2A programme

The Northrop Grumman E-10A Multi-Sensor Command and Control Aircraft was an ambitious program to replace several types with a single model. As we reveal, it proved to be too ambitious and was quickly dropped when the USAF needed funds for higher priority projects

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Fire for effect: ALCMs meet the grade

The development of stand-off air-launched cruise missiles has increased lethality for their operators and proved their worth in combat missions

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Everything you need to know about the B-21 Raider ahead of its roll-out in 2022

The USAF's new long-range strategic stealth bomber, the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider, is set to reshape the service's global strike force later this decade. We reveal what is known so far about this next-generation bomber ahead of its formal roll-out next year

US Navy awards AGM-88G missile production contract

The US Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman the contract to proceed with low-rate initial production for the AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Extended Range

US industry completes test flight of scramjet-powered hypersonic missile

Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, in partnership with Northrop Grumman, completed the first flight test of a scramjet-powered Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept weapon system

DARPA awards Northrop Grumman PNT contract

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Blackjack programme has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract for Phase 2 development of an advanced, software-defined positioning, navigation and timing payload, with options to build units destined for space flight

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Five B-21 stealth bomber prototypes are now in production

The USAF’s newly appointed Secretary of the Air Force, Frank Kendall, has confirmed that there are now five Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider test aircraft in production at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California

USAF B-2A Spirit damaged in emergency landing

A USAF Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit stealth bomber assigned to the 509th BW experienced an in-flight malfunction during a routine training mission on September 14 and made an emergency landing at Whiteman AFB

US Navy’s AARGM-ER missile enters production

Northrop Grumman has announced the AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Extended Range (AARGM-ER), developed under contract with the US Navy, has achieved a Milestone C decision

Leonardo, Northrop Grumman to deliver CIRCM pointer/trackers to US Army

Leonardo and Northrop Grumman have signed a five-year agreement for Leonardo to provide pointer/trackers for the US Army’s Common Infrared (IF) Countermeasures (CIRCM) programme as it enters full-rate production.