Long-lead Contract Awarded For 1st Production B-21 Aircraft

b-21 artist concept
Artist's rendering of the B-21A.
Credit: Northrop Grumman
The U.S. Air Force has ordered long-lead parts to start the production phase of the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider program. The $108 million contract awarded to Northrop Grumman on April 6 for advance procurement of Lot 1 of low-rate initial production is a down payment. The Air Force has asked...
Steve Trimble

Steve covers military aviation, missiles and space for the Aviation Week Network, based in Washington DC.

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