Northrop Grumman Corporation and the US Air Force have successfully demonstrated
the integration of a munition on the B-2 stealth bomber that incorporates an
improved, penetrating warhead with an upgraded guidance kit.
During the demonstration at the Utah Test and Training Range at Hill Air Force
Base, Utah, a B-2 delivered a live GBU-28C/B bomb with a new BLU-122 warhead,
destroying the target.
The 5,000-pound GBU-28C/B is a follow-on to the EGBU-28B/B that was successfully
integrated on the B-2 in 2003. Improvements to the GBU-28C/B allow it to
penetrate the target more deeply. The BLU-122 warhead and the upgraded guidance
kit were integrated by Raytheon Missile Systems.
As the B-2 prime contractor, Northrop Grumman is responsible for integrating
weapons with the B-2 system. Northrop Grumman has now successfully completed the
key objectives associated with a $5.4 million contract awarded by the Air Force
in February 2005 for GBU-28C/B integration.
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