Manned Aircraft

Manned Aircraft

Defining Possible with innovative, proven manned air systems.

Manned Aircraft

Defining Possible with innovative, proven manned air systems.

Since our inception, Northrop Grumman has been a pioneer in the development of manned aircraft. From fighter jets and stealth bombers to surveillance and electronic warfare, we’ve been providing manned solutions to customers worldwide since the 1930s.

Defining Possible in the Air

As a leading provider of proven manned air systems, we build some of the world’s most advanced aircraft, from the innovative B-2 Spirit stealth bomber to the game-changing E-2D Advanced Hawkeye.

Manned Aircraft

A-10 Thunderbolt II on runway

A-10 Thunderbolt II

Affectionately nicknamed “The Warthog,” the A-10 Thunderbolt II was developed for the United States Air Force.

Airborne Laser Mine Detection System attached to a helicopter

Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS)

The mission of ALMDS is to detect, classify and localize floating and near-surface moored mines.

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B-2 Stealth Bomber

The Air Force’s B-2 stealth bomber is a key component of the nation’s long-range strike arsenal, and the most survivable aircraft in the world.

B-21 bomber in hangar

B-21 Raider

B-21 Raider – the future of long-range strike, capable of penetrating the toughest defenses to deliver precision strikes anywhere in the world.

C-2A Greyhound aircraft and crew on runway

C-2A Greyhound

The C-2A Greyhound is the U.S. Navy’s carrier-onboard-delivery (COD) aircraft, providing critical logistics support.

Large aircraft flying

E-2C Hawkeye 2000

The all-weather E-2C Hawkeye airborne early warning and battle management aircraft has served as the “eyes” of the U.S. Navy fleet for more than 30 years.

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E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is a game changer in how the Navy will conduct battle management command and control

U.S. Air Force plane rests on runway

E-8C Joint STARS

E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System – known as Joint STARS – is the U.S. Air Force’s premier airborne C2ISR platform.

dark command and control war room


TACAMO (Take Charge And Move Out) is a United States military system of survivable communications links designed to maintain communications between U.S. decisio…

f-35 in the air

F-35 Lightning II

The F-35 Lightning II is a stealthy, supersonic, multirole fighter designed to meet the requirements of the U.S. and allied defense forces worldwide.

2 fighter jets inflight against blue sky

F-5 Tiger Fighter Jet

The F-5 is an agile, reliable supersonic fighter, combining advanced aerodynamic design, engine performance and low operating costs.

Fighter jet flying in blue sky

F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet

F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet – the U.S. Navy’s most advanced frontline carrier-based, multi-role strike fighter available today.

firebird plane banking in sky


Available in manned, autonomous and optionally piloted configurations, the Firebird delivers a proven airframe with autonomous mission capability.

multiple T-38 Talon fighters in the air

T-38 Talon

More than 72,000 U. S. Air Force pilots have trained in the T-38 Talon, the world’s first supersonic trainer when it entered service.

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