Northrop Grumman wins Long Range Strike Bomber contract

October 27, 2015 9:27 PM

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Northrop Grumman on Tuesday won the contract to build the Pentagon’s Long Range Strike Bomber, a fleet of stealthy planes designed to strike deep into enemy territory that would be one of the Pentagon’s most significant weapons programs over the next decade.

In announcing the award, valued up to $55 billion or more, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said it represents a “technological leap” that will allow the U.S. to “remain dominant.” The bomber, which would carry nuclear weapons, is a “strategic investment for the next 50 years,” he said.

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