Air Force proposes severe cuts to B-2 DMS-M due to continued development delays

By Courtney Albon / February 11, 2020 at 12:33 PM
The Air Force’s fiscal year 2021 budget proposes a significant scope reduction to a major B-2 upgrade after development problems delayed the program’s initial operational capability target date by two years. The FY-21 budget request zeroes out the Northrop Grumman-led B-2 Defensive Management System Modernization effort and transfers $154.7 million to a new B-2 DMS-M display upgrade line -- essentially gutting the requirements for the $3 billion program aimed at upgrading the bomber’s Integrated Air Defense Systems to operate in...

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