SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In a story Jan. 29 about Northrop Grumman Corp's new contract with the U.S. Air Force, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the company announced that it would develop a fleet of new long-range bombers in Salt Lake City. According to a Grumman spokesman, Grumman and the Air Force have not disclosed where the work will be done.
A corrected version of the story is below:
New bomber to be developed, manufactured by Northrop Grumman
The military's latest advanced strategic aircraft will be developed by Northrop Grumman
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The military's latest advanced strategic aircraft will be developed by a company with a large operation in Utah.
Northrop Grumman Corp. will develop and build a fleet of long-range strike bombers to replace the U.S. Air Force's current, aging planes. The company, with headquarters in Virginia, is not disclosing where the work will be done because the project is classified.
The Air Force selected Northrop Grumman for the $32 billion project to develop a replacement for the B-52 Superfortresses and B-1B Lancers.
The company's 1,100 Utah employees are involved in manufacturing and testing navigational equipment. The company has employees in Salt Lake City, Clearfield, Ogden, Tooele and Hill Air Force Base.
The new aircraft is expected to be operational by the mid-2020s.