Lockheed Martin to upgrade B-2
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a USD28 million contract for upgrading the defenses of its B-2 Spirit bombers.
Work will be performed in Owego, New York, and is expected to be completed by July, 2020.
The defense management system is designed to allow pilots of the aircraft to recognize and avoid threats. The upgrades include new antennas, processing units and capabilities, as well as new software to integrate new hardware with existing on-board systems.
The B-2 Spirit long-range heavy stealth bomber is tasked with delivering both conventional munitions and nuclear weapons. It is the only class of large stealth bomber currently in use.
The B-2’s primary mission is to strike heavily defended high-value targets using its stealth capabilities to avoid enemy detection by radar, infrared and electromagnetic energy sensors.