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Bradley James 2016-05-24
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How does radar not detect a B-2 stealth bomber?

The Northrop B-2 Spirit escapes radar by being specifically designed to reflect radio waves away from the source so it d never be detected.

The B-2 was made with the aid of a supercomputer and computational models to develop its curved shape, and the B-2's streamlined wing design and placement of the engine embedded in the plane s body , all add up to make it more invisible to radar.

The engine s intake and exhaust are on top of the plane to avoid being spotted by ground-based devices.

Even the paint of the aircraft is special, with iron particles in it to absorb electromagnetic energy and convert it to heat.

There are a lot more fascinating tidbits on how the B-2 works in the video by Real Engineering below.

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Walter Winkel 2016-05-25

How does radar not detect a B-2 stealth bomber?

The Northrop B-2 Spirit escapes radar by being specifically designed to reflect radio waves away from the source so it d never be detected.

The B-2 was made with the aid of a supercomputer and computational models to develop its curved shape, and the B-2's streamlined wing design and placement of the engine embedded in the plane s body , all add up to make it more invisible to radar.

The engine s intake and exhaust are on top of the plane to avoid being spotted by ground-based devices.

Even the paint of the aircraft is special, with iron particles in it to absorb electromagnetic energy and convert it to heat.

There are a lot more fascinating tidbits on how the B-2 works in the video by Real Engineering below.

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John Dumlao 2016-05-25

How does radar not detect a B-2 stealth bomber?

The Northrop B-2 Spirit escapes radar by being specifically designed to reflect radio waves away from the source so it d never be detected.

The B-2 was made with the aid of a supercomputer and computational models to develop its curved shape, and the B-2's streamlined wing design and placement of the engine embedded in the plane s body , all add up to make it more invisible to radar.

The engine s intake and exhaust are on top of the plane to avoid being spotted by ground-based devices.

Even the paint of the aircraft is special, with iron particles in it to absorb electromagnetic energy and convert it to heat.

There are a lot more fascinating tidbits on how the B-2 works in the video by Real Engineering below.

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Jim Evans 2017-04-14
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Weighing less than one ounce, this tiny tactical knife promises to be the last everyday knife you will ever need.

An outdoor gear manufacturer Bomber and Company is scoring big on Kickstarter with a tiny pocket knife.

Its B-2 Nano Blade promises to be the smallest tactical knife ever made, making it a tempting option for everyday carry.

That seems to be striking a chord with supporters on the crowdfunding platform, as they have funded the project to the tune of $100,000 in less than 24 hours.

Inspired by the B-2 bomber, the Nano Blade is made from heat-treated 440C black stainless steel, which not only gives it a military look, but should provide a high level of durability too.

Those same materials are also lightweight however, allowing the knife to maintain a high level of performance with a svelte design.

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Donald Ellison 2016-09-19
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The name of America s latest stealth bomber was just announced this morning.

And it s not Bomby McBomberface.

The B-21 will be known as the Raider and it s all thanks to two airmen who submitted the name.

The name was crowdsourced by the US Air Force, but the contest was only open to airmen and women and their families.

The Air Force received over 4,600 entries before they closed the contest in May.

Gizmodo submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for the list of names, which had been denied.

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Bradley Liss 2016-09-25
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The American B-2 Spirit Bomber is difficult to detect using standard radar systems

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Chinese researchers claim to have developed a "quantum radar" that can defeat the B-2 stealth bomber's cloak of invisibility.

The military-controlled China Electronics Technology Group CTEC say their new technology can easily detect stealth aircraft and is highly resistant to becoming jammed.

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Steven Kopicko 2016-07-15
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Russia is developing a next-gen stealth bomber, capable of exiting Earth s atmosphere, flying anywhere anywhere on the planet within two hours, and hypothetically even launching a nuclear strike from space.

Called the PAK-DA strategic bomber, the hypersonic aircraft — which won t be visible to radar — could take to the skies within the next half-decade, after successful prototype engine tests were completed recently.

Right now we are reviewing the craft s nuances, which will take approximately one year, said Sergei Karakayev, commander of Russian Strategic Missile Forces, as reported by news outlet Observer.

Once we agree on the plans, we will start building the engine itself.

In the second year of development — 2018 — we will build the hardware.

Perhaps I am rushing things, and some issues may arise, but by 2020 we should have a fully-functioning product.

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Eric Spilde 2017-04-24
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'Stolen creds' used to swipe data on aerospace giant's staff

Northrop Grumman has admitted one of its internal portals was broken into, exposing employees' sensitive tax records to miscreants.

In a letter [PDF] to workers and the California Attorney General's office, the aerospace contractor said that between April 18, 2016 and March 29, 2017, crooks infiltrated the website, allowing them to access staffers' W-2 paperwork for the 2016 tax year.

These W-2 forms can be used by identity thieves to claim tax rebates owed to employees, allowing the crims to pocket victims' money.

The corp sent out its warning letters on April 18, the last day to file 2016 tax returns.

"The personal information that may have been accessed includes your name, address, work email address, work phone number, Social Security number, employer identification number, and wage and tax information, as well as any personal phone number, personal email address, or answers to customized security questions that you may have entered on the W-2 online portal," the contractor told its employees.

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James Neely 2017-02-14
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Donald Trump may be looking to trade in his 747-8 Air Force One jet in favour of a stealth bomber as the President of the United States seeks alternative wings to fly his, so far turbulent, reign.

The famous presidential Boeing 747-8 jet is overdue an upgrade and is being eyed up for retro-fitted military-grade defence features, which Trump has lambasted over the cost.

For an aircraft that is coming to the end of its life anyway, a panel of aerospace and defence analysts have proposed ditching the 747 for a B-21 stealth bomber.

As reported by Aviation Week, the proliferation of high-tech surface-to-air missiles by guerrilla groups is a significant threat to Air Force One, which is a "fat radar target" and will need to be modified to provide greater defence and communication systems.

The Pentagon also wants the aircraft to be able to fly in the event of nuclear war, to withstand electromagnetic pulses.

Donald Trump, when President-elect, took to Twitter to blast the building of new 747s, claiming the $4 billion cost was "out of control" and wanted to "cancel the order".

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Debra Simonds 2016-09-19
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The name of America s latest stealth bomber was just announced this morning.

And it s not Bomby McBomberface.

The B-21 will be known as the Raider and it s all thanks to two airmen who submitted the name.

The name was crowdsourced by the Air Force, but the contest was only open to airmen and women and their families.

The Air Force received over 4,600 entries before they closed the contest in May.

Gizmodo submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for the list of names, which had been denied.

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Ruth Reed 2016-07-14
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An artists rendering of the next-generation PAK-DA strategic bomber

Russia is building a next-generation stealth bomber – able to fly anywhere in the world within two hours and launch a nuclear attack from space.

The hypersonic PAK-DA strategic bomber – which will be invisible to radar – is expected to take flight in 2020, following recent successful tests of a prototype engine.

The PAK-DA will be equipped with a special hybrid Turbofan engine, making it capable of low-level space flight.

When flying inside the earth's atmosphere, the bomber will burn traditional kerosene fuel.

Once in space, the engine switches to methane and oxygen, allowing the PAK-DA to fly without air.

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John Feeney 2016-05-24
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That s normally the sort of thing defense-minded types like to hear, but U.S. Air Force programs of the past few decades have a tendency to go completely off the rails.

By promising everything, the F-35 was hobbled by expectations and snuffed out alternatives.

Other stealth projects, from the F-22 to the F-35 to the Zumwalt, revealed the shapes of their vehicles, in concept and in prototype.

The B-21, instead, exists in the public eye as only a shape under a sheet or a rough rendering with a striking similarity to the B-2.

They assume a few major points: that nuclear-capable bombers are necessary, they there s a role for them in either conventional war or deterrence that isn t already provided by existing nuclear weapons and strike aircraft, and that the investment they require, as a highly advanced individual piece of technology, makes sense in the world of tomorrow.

His work regularly appears at Popular Science, and he edits even nerdier stories at Grand Blog Tarkin.

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Jeanette Perea 2018-02-13
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The B-21 Raider, the US Air Force's (USAF) next gen stealth bomber, will soon phase out the B-2 Spirit and the B-1B Lancer.

The first batch of B-21s are expected to be fielded within the next decade.

Plans to begin mothballing – retire equipment, but keep them in working condition – the USAF's main two bombers will be officially submitted as part of the 2019 White House budget request, reports Popular Mechanics.

While this is part of the request, the decision ultimately comes down to congressional approval.

USAF reportedly plans to eventually purchase and operate a fleet of 100 B-21 Raiders which is going to cost them $80bn.

This price tag includes both the jets as well as the support equipment.

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Bradley James 2016-05-24
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How does radar not detect a B-2 stealth bomber?

The Northrop B-2 Spirit escapes radar by being specifically designed to reflect radio waves away from the source so it d never be detected.

The B-2 was made with the aid of a supercomputer and computational models to develop its curved shape, and the B-2's streamlined wing design and placement of the engine embedded in the plane s body , all add up to make it more invisible to radar.

The engine s intake and exhaust are on top of the plane to avoid being spotted by ground-based devices.

Even the paint of the aircraft is special, with iron particles in it to absorb electromagnetic energy and convert it to heat.

There are a lot more fascinating tidbits on how the B-2 works in the video by Real Engineering below.

John Dumlao 2016-05-25

How does radar not detect a B-2 stealth bomber?

The Northrop B-2 Spirit escapes radar by being specifically designed to reflect radio waves away from the source so it d never be detected.

The B-2 was made with the aid of a supercomputer and computational models to develop its curved shape, and the B-2's streamlined wing design and placement of the engine embedded in the plane s body , all add up to make it more invisible to radar.

The engine s intake and exhaust are on top of the plane to avoid being spotted by ground-based devices.

Even the paint of the aircraft is special, with iron particles in it to absorb electromagnetic energy and convert it to heat.

There are a lot more fascinating tidbits on how the B-2 works in the video by Real Engineering below.

Donald Ellison 2016-09-19
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The name of America s latest stealth bomber was just announced this morning.

And it s not Bomby McBomberface.

The B-21 will be known as the Raider and it s all thanks to two airmen who submitted the name.

The name was crowdsourced by the US Air Force, but the contest was only open to airmen and women and their families.

The Air Force received over 4,600 entries before they closed the contest in May.

Gizmodo submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for the list of names, which had been denied.

Steven Kopicko 2016-07-15
img

Russia is developing a next-gen stealth bomber, capable of exiting Earth s atmosphere, flying anywhere anywhere on the planet within two hours, and hypothetically even launching a nuclear strike from space.

Called the PAK-DA strategic bomber, the hypersonic aircraft — which won t be visible to radar — could take to the skies within the next half-decade, after successful prototype engine tests were completed recently.

Right now we are reviewing the craft s nuances, which will take approximately one year, said Sergei Karakayev, commander of Russian Strategic Missile Forces, as reported by news outlet Observer.

Once we agree on the plans, we will start building the engine itself.

In the second year of development — 2018 — we will build the hardware.

Perhaps I am rushing things, and some issues may arise, but by 2020 we should have a fully-functioning product.

James Neely 2017-02-14
img

Donald Trump may be looking to trade in his 747-8 Air Force One jet in favour of a stealth bomber as the President of the United States seeks alternative wings to fly his, so far turbulent, reign.

The famous presidential Boeing 747-8 jet is overdue an upgrade and is being eyed up for retro-fitted military-grade defence features, which Trump has lambasted over the cost.

For an aircraft that is coming to the end of its life anyway, a panel of aerospace and defence analysts have proposed ditching the 747 for a B-21 stealth bomber.

As reported by Aviation Week, the proliferation of high-tech surface-to-air missiles by guerrilla groups is a significant threat to Air Force One, which is a "fat radar target" and will need to be modified to provide greater defence and communication systems.

The Pentagon also wants the aircraft to be able to fly in the event of nuclear war, to withstand electromagnetic pulses.

Donald Trump, when President-elect, took to Twitter to blast the building of new 747s, claiming the $4 billion cost was "out of control" and wanted to "cancel the order".

Ruth Reed 2016-07-14
img

An artists rendering of the next-generation PAK-DA strategic bomber

Russia is building a next-generation stealth bomber – able to fly anywhere in the world within two hours and launch a nuclear attack from space.

The hypersonic PAK-DA strategic bomber – which will be invisible to radar – is expected to take flight in 2020, following recent successful tests of a prototype engine.

The PAK-DA will be equipped with a special hybrid Turbofan engine, making it capable of low-level space flight.

When flying inside the earth's atmosphere, the bomber will burn traditional kerosene fuel.

Once in space, the engine switches to methane and oxygen, allowing the PAK-DA to fly without air.

Jeanette Perea 2018-02-13
img

The B-21 Raider, the US Air Force's (USAF) next gen stealth bomber, will soon phase out the B-2 Spirit and the B-1B Lancer.

The first batch of B-21s are expected to be fielded within the next decade.

Plans to begin mothballing – retire equipment, but keep them in working condition – the USAF's main two bombers will be officially submitted as part of the 2019 White House budget request, reports Popular Mechanics.

While this is part of the request, the decision ultimately comes down to congressional approval.

USAF reportedly plans to eventually purchase and operate a fleet of 100 B-21 Raiders which is going to cost them $80bn.

This price tag includes both the jets as well as the support equipment.

Walter Winkel 2016-05-25

How does radar not detect a B-2 stealth bomber?

The Northrop B-2 Spirit escapes radar by being specifically designed to reflect radio waves away from the source so it d never be detected.

The B-2 was made with the aid of a supercomputer and computational models to develop its curved shape, and the B-2's streamlined wing design and placement of the engine embedded in the plane s body , all add up to make it more invisible to radar.

The engine s intake and exhaust are on top of the plane to avoid being spotted by ground-based devices.

Even the paint of the aircraft is special, with iron particles in it to absorb electromagnetic energy and convert it to heat.

There are a lot more fascinating tidbits on how the B-2 works in the video by Real Engineering below.

Jim Evans 2017-04-14
img

Weighing less than one ounce, this tiny tactical knife promises to be the last everyday knife you will ever need.

An outdoor gear manufacturer Bomber and Company is scoring big on Kickstarter with a tiny pocket knife.

Its B-2 Nano Blade promises to be the smallest tactical knife ever made, making it a tempting option for everyday carry.

That seems to be striking a chord with supporters on the crowdfunding platform, as they have funded the project to the tune of $100,000 in less than 24 hours.

Inspired by the B-2 bomber, the Nano Blade is made from heat-treated 440C black stainless steel, which not only gives it a military look, but should provide a high level of durability too.

Those same materials are also lightweight however, allowing the knife to maintain a high level of performance with a svelte design.

Bradley Liss 2016-09-25
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The American B-2 Spirit Bomber is difficult to detect using standard radar systems

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Chinese researchers claim to have developed a "quantum radar" that can defeat the B-2 stealth bomber's cloak of invisibility.

The military-controlled China Electronics Technology Group CTEC say their new technology can easily detect stealth aircraft and is highly resistant to becoming jammed.

Eric Spilde 2017-04-24
img

'Stolen creds' used to swipe data on aerospace giant's staff

Northrop Grumman has admitted one of its internal portals was broken into, exposing employees' sensitive tax records to miscreants.

In a letter [PDF] to workers and the California Attorney General's office, the aerospace contractor said that between April 18, 2016 and March 29, 2017, crooks infiltrated the website, allowing them to access staffers' W-2 paperwork for the 2016 tax year.

These W-2 forms can be used by identity thieves to claim tax rebates owed to employees, allowing the crims to pocket victims' money.

The corp sent out its warning letters on April 18, the last day to file 2016 tax returns.

"The personal information that may have been accessed includes your name, address, work email address, work phone number, Social Security number, employer identification number, and wage and tax information, as well as any personal phone number, personal email address, or answers to customized security questions that you may have entered on the W-2 online portal," the contractor told its employees.

Debra Simonds 2016-09-19
img

The name of America s latest stealth bomber was just announced this morning.

And it s not Bomby McBomberface.

The B-21 will be known as the Raider and it s all thanks to two airmen who submitted the name.

The name was crowdsourced by the Air Force, but the contest was only open to airmen and women and their families.

The Air Force received over 4,600 entries before they closed the contest in May.

Gizmodo submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for the list of names, which had been denied.

John Feeney 2016-05-24
img

That s normally the sort of thing defense-minded types like to hear, but U.S. Air Force programs of the past few decades have a tendency to go completely off the rails.

By promising everything, the F-35 was hobbled by expectations and snuffed out alternatives.

Other stealth projects, from the F-22 to the F-35 to the Zumwalt, revealed the shapes of their vehicles, in concept and in prototype.

The B-21, instead, exists in the public eye as only a shape under a sheet or a rough rendering with a striking similarity to the B-2.

They assume a few major points: that nuclear-capable bombers are necessary, they there s a role for them in either conventional war or deterrence that isn t already provided by existing nuclear weapons and strike aircraft, and that the investment they require, as a highly advanced individual piece of technology, makes sense in the world of tomorrow.

His work regularly appears at Popular Science, and he edits even nerdier stories at Grand Blog Tarkin.