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Northrop Grumman's $35-million contract may point to work on new stealth bomber

Northrop Grumman's $35-million contract may point to work on new stealth bomber

Defense giant Northrop Grumman Corp. has won a $35.8-million contract modification to build a new “coatings facility” at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, a development probably related to one of the Pentagon’s largest military programs, the next-generation stealth B-21 bomber.

The contract notice, released Tuesday by the Department of Defense, states that the facility will be 45,900 square feet and is expected to be completed by Dec. 25, 2019. It was first reported by Defense News.

Tim Paynter, a Northrop Grumman spokesman, said in a statement that the contract award for the “additional facility at our Palmdale Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence is part of the...

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