The USAF has given the go-ahead to Northrop Grumman to fit an all new advanced radar to its remaining fleet of 20 B-2 stealth bombers.
The upgrade will see a new advanced electronically scanned array (AESA) radar fitted to the fleet under the Radar Modernization Program (RMP). The new radar will not only add new capabilities to the B-2, but will also be much easier to maintain and support in service.
Nineteen of the USAF’s B-2s are based at Whiteman AFB in Missouri while the 20th is permanently based with the Edwards AFB test fleet. A 21st aircraft crashed on the Pacific island of Guam in 2008.