Aerospace Computing : Northrop Grumman B 2 Spirit Stealth Bomber

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Aerospace Computing: Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber Tyler Procko, Mohammad Alali and Zachary Hancock EGR 101 - E2 Group 6 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Outline I. Abstract II. Introduction, Background and Purpose of the B-2 Spirit III. Hardware and Software of the B-2 Spirit IV. Plane Structure and Weaponry V. Conclusion I. Abstract The B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, developed and produced by Northrop Grumman, is the pinnacle of stealth warfare technology. In this paper, we three first year Embry-Riddle students, Zachary Hancock, Mohammad Alali and Tyler Procko will outline the background background behind the B-2, as well as the hardware, software and armaments used in a B-2 Spirit. Keywords: Northrop Grumman, B-2, stealth, bomber, aerospace II. Introduction, Background and Purpose of the B-2 Spirit According to the USAF’s fact sheet on the B-2 Spirit (2015), Northrop, now Northrop Grumman, began development of the B-2 Spirit in the early 1980s, with the first B-2 Spirit being debuted on Nov. 22, 1988 in Palmdale, California. The first recorded B-2 Spirit flight was on July 17, 1989, less than a year after its public introduction (para. 6). Currently, there are 20 total B-2 Spirits in the active force, with 1 being designated for testing purposes. To this day, the Edwards Air Force base in California is responsible for flight testing the designing and manufacturing of the B-2 Spirit fleet (para. 10). Maintenance and general upkeep

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