People without security clearances aren’t going to learn what the winning design for the Long Range Strike Bomber looks like anytime soon, but the Northrop Grumman B-2 bomber probably bears some resemblance. The lack of a fuselage or tail makes it much harder to track with radar; unfortunately, its stealth coatings and other “low-observable” features are a nightmare to maintain. (Wikipedia)
Scout Warrior: New Air Force B-2 Bomber Processor Improves Computing 1000-Times
The new processor increases the performance of the avionics and on-board computer systems by about 1,000-times.
All 20 Air Force B-2 Spirit stealth bombers have been outfitted with a new flight management control processor designed to modernize the aircraft’s computer system, improve its weapons integration and enable it to rapidly embrace software upgrades, service officials said.
The new processor increases the performance of the avionics and on-board computer systems by about 1,000-times, Air Force officials said.
"The B-2 Flight Management Control Processor has been replaced with a modern Integrated Processor Unit. This upgrade is a quantum improvement over the legacy system, providing over a thousand times the processor throughput, memory, and network speed,” Maj. Gen. Jon Norman, Director of Global Power Programs in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, told Scout Warrior in a written statement.
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WNU Editor: I would not be surprised if there are more upgrades in the works. I am also a nerd when it comes to software .... not surprising .... no mention of that in this report.