Northrop Grumman Battles To Regain Prime Role In Tactical Air

Northrop Grumman Model 437 (foreground) and Model 401 aircraft
A Model 437 (foreground) and an unmanned version of a Model 401 form Northrop Grumman’s opening bid for a new generation of air dominance capabilties.
Credit: Northrop Grumman
The 2006 retirement of the last F-14D Tomcat knocked Northrop Grumman out of the ranks of prime contractors of U.S. fighters for the last 15 years, but perhaps not forever. An ever-expanding shopping list of new air dominance capabilities desired by U.S. and allied air forces has prompted a spurt of...

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