NG begins EHF B-2 installation work

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., March 19 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman announced the beginning of its next-generation technology upgrade for the U.S. Air Force's B-2 stealth bomber aircraft program.

U.S. defense company Northrop Grumman was selected by the Air Force to integrate the B-2 stealth bomber aircraft with extremely high frequency satellite communications technologies.


The EHF satellite communications, expected to increase communications capabilities of the B-2 by an estimated 100 times over current data transfer speeds, is part of the first increment of the EHF program.

"EHF Increment 1 puts in place the high-speed data handling infrastructure that the B-2 will need to perform its most advanced communications and weapons delivery missions in the future," Col. Kevin Harms, Air Force 702nd Aeronautical Systems Group commander, said in a statement.

"The beginning of hardware installation means that we are making solid progress getting this new capability out of the lab and into the hands of the warfighter."

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