Re: Something interesting about the B-2.......

Message posted by gary on December 04, 2002 at 12:58:46 PST:

I'm not sure if you meant without contrails rather than with contrails.

You may find this contract award news release interesting:
Northrop Corporation, B-2 Division, Pico Rivera, California, is being awarded a $16,627,398 face value increase to a fixed-price-incentive-fee contract for the following retrofit kits applicable to the B-2 aircraft: 11 disk drive UNITS, 5 contrail management systems, 5 Comsec secure communication modules, and 17 Global Positioning System Aided Targeting Systems. Contract is expected to be completed March 1998. Contract funds of $16,627,398 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (F33657-87-C-2000, P00478).

Google around a bit on B2 and contrails. This topic has been discussed on usenet and yahoogroups, but without anyone convincing me they had the inside scoop. The press release is 8 years old, so you would think someone had the answers by now.

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In Reply to: Something interesting about the B-2....... posted by Russ on December 04, 2002 at 12:41:46 PST:


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