Northrop Grumman has outbid Boeing-Lockheed Martin to get the contract for building U.S. Air Force’s next-generation bomber.
The Pentagon and U.S. Air Force jointly announced the winner of the contract which can cost 55 billion dollars to build the B-3 bomber or LRS-B which stands for long range strike bomber in military jargon.
It is the largest military aircraft deal in the last decade or so in the U.S..
As the builder of B-2 bombers, Northrop is contracted to build new bombers to replace the aging B-52 and B-1 bombers now still in service.
The U.S. Air Force has said it will buy up to 100 B-3 bombers for 550 million dollars each.