The B-2 Spirit’s aft deck will be redesigned for long-term dependability and affordability. The aircraft will be rebuilt to span long-term maintenance cycles without additional services or repairs.
Northrop Grumman’s VP of Long Range Strike and B-2 Program Manager Dave Mazur said, “Implementing a redesigned aft deck is an important part of guaranteeing the long-term viability of the B-2. We are committed to assisting the Air Force in developing and implementing proactive solutions that are in the best interest of the B-2 fleet.”
The B-2 Spirit stealth bomber remains the only aircraft that can penetrate deeply into protected airspace. In concert with the Air Force’s air superiority fleet, which provides airspace control, and the Air Force’s tanker refueling fleet. It can fly more than 6,000 nautical miles unrefueled and more than 10,000 nautical miles with just one aerial refueling, giving it the ability to reach any point on the globe within hours.