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What You Should Know About The New Bomber

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An aircrew flies a B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., over the airfield as part of an aerial demonstration for the 2010 Airpower Over The Midwest Airshow, Sept. 11, at Scott AFB, Ill. Tens of thousands of people attended the two-day airshow.

An aircrew flies a B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., over the airfield as part of an aerial demonstration for the 2010 Airpower Over The Midwest Airshow, Sept. 11, at Scott AFB, Ill. Tens of thousands of people attended the two-day airshow.

The Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman the contract to build the next generation long-range strike bomber, which people currently are calling the “B-3.” The new aircraft, which will be fielded in the next 10 years, can fly deep into hostile areas, undetected.

This bomber will have a number of innovative technologies and next-generation capabilities that are cloaked in secrecy. It may even withstand nuclear weapon-generated electromagnetic pulses and still operate.

Northrop Grumman CEO Wes Bush said in a statement, “As the company that developed and delivered the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, we look forward to providing the Air Force with a highly-capable and affordable next-generation Long-Range Strike Bomber.”