Mar 08 2016
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Senate Aerospace Caucus Co-Chair, yesterday spoke with Spirit AeroSystems President and CEO Larry Lawson to congratulate him and his team on being named a partner with Northrup Grumman in the manufacturing team for the U.S. Air Force Long Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B), commonly referred to as the B-21 Bomber.
“I was pleased to learn that Wichita-based Spirit AeroSystems will be representing the talented workforce in our state as a part of the Northrop Grumman team manufacturing the new U.S. Air Force B-21 Bomber,” Sen. Moran said. “Safeguarding our nation requires both a strong national defense and a strong economy. This opportunity allows the team at Spirit AeroSystems to contribute on both fronts – reaffirming the important role of the aerospace industry in Wichita and across Kansas.”
Spirit AeroSystems will join six other American aviation major contractors to develop the B-21, which is intended to serve as the Air Force’s replacement bomber for the current B-52 and B-1 bomber aircraft.