Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit

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B-2 Spirit
B-2 Spirit original.jpg
A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit over the Pacific Ocean in May 2006.
Role Strategic stealth bomber
Naitional oreegin Unitit States
Manufacturer Northrop Corporation
Northrop Grumman
First flicht 17 Julie 1989
Introduction Aprile 1997
Status In service
Primar uiser Unitit States Air Force
Produced 1987–2000
Nummer biggit 21[1][2]
Programme cost US$44.75 billion (through 2004)[3]
Unit cost
$737 million (1997 approx. flyaway cost)[3]

The Northrop (later Northrop Grumman) B-2 Spirit, an aa kent as the Stealth Bomber, is an American strategic bomber, featurin law observable stealth technology designed for penetratin dense anti-aircraft defenses; it is able tae deploy baith conventional an nuclear wappens.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Northrop B-2A Spirit fact sheet." National Museum of the United States Air Force. Retrieved: 13 September 2009.
  2. Mehuron, Tamar A., Assoc. Editor. "2009 USAF Almanac, Fact and Figures." Air Force Magazine, May 2009. Retrieved: 13 September 2009.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "B-2 Bomber: Cost and Operational Issues Letter Report, 14 August 1997, GAO/NSIAD-97-181." United States General Accounting Office (GAO). Retrieved: 13 September 2009.