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    US defense giant Raytheon won a contract worth almost $50 billion to repair or replace obsolete radar components on board B-2 stealth bombers, according to the Pentagon.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US defense giant Raytheon won a contract worth almost $50 billion to repair or replace obsolete radar components on board B-2 stealth bombers, the US Department of Defense said in a press release.

    "Raytheon Co., El Segundo, California, has been awarded a $49,997,167 a contract for engineering services to mitigate obsolescence issues for B-2 radar components, build tools for integration testing, and perform repair services for radar components," the release stated on Friday.

    The B-2 entered the Air Force's active duty fleet on Dec. 17, 1993. The stealth bomber is the target of a new Defensive Management System Modernization program known as B-2 DMS-M that is set to begin testing in 2017.

    The B-2 DMS-M houses digital electronic support measures (ESM) subsystem, new ESM antennas and display processing units to improve threat radar detection, identification, and avoidance capabilities.

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