Northrop Grumman is not planning to enter USAF's Small-Diameter Bomb (SDB) Phase II competition. The company had been closely collaborating with Boeing, designer of the Phase I SDB, which is designed to attack fixed targets. It was thought the two would be a team. However, Boeing announced last month a surprise partnership with rival Lockheed Martin to place a bid for the 250-lb. precision-guided weapon. Lockheed Martin had previously protested Boeing's original contract that included Phase ...

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