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Northrop Project Aircraft (X-Planes)


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Northrop was founded in 1939 by Jack Northrop and merged with Grumman in 1994 to become the aptly-named Northrop-Grumman concern.

There are a total of [ 26 ] Northrop Project Aircraft (X-Planes) entries in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below by initial year-of-service descending (newest to oldest designs). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. Listing also includes base models from which experimentals were had from.




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2028
Picture of the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider
Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider
Sixth Generation Long Range Strategic Stealth Bomber
2/26
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2027
Picture of the Spirit AeroSystems Mosquito
Spirit AeroSystems Mosquito
Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UVAC) / Loyal Wingman
3/26
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2019
Picture of the Northrop Grumman / Bell MQ-8 (Fire-X)
Northrop Grumman / Bell MQ-8 (Fire-X)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Autonomous Overwater Resupply Platform
4/26
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2017
Picture of the Northrop Grumman T-X (Model 400)
Northrop Grumman T-X (Model 400)
5th Generation Advanced Jet Trainer Aircraft Proposal
5/26
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2017
Picture of the Scaled Composites Model 401
Scaled Composites Model 401
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Experimental Research Aircraft
6/26
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2017
Picture of the Northrop Grumman MQ-25 Stingray
Northrop Grumman MQ-25 Stingray
Carrierborne Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) / Aerial Tanker Aircraft
7/26
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2015
Picture of the Northrop Grumman RQ-180
Northrop Grumman RQ-180
Reconnaissance Stealth UAV
8/26
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2014
Picture of the Northrop Grumman R-BAT (Rotary-BAT)
Northrop Grumman R-BAT (Rotary-BAT)
Military Unmanned Helicopter System (UHS)
9/26
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2012
Picture of the DARPA KQ-X (Global Hawk)
DARPA KQ-X (Global Hawk)
Unmanned Aerial Refueling Tanker Demonstrator Vehicle
10/26
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2011
Picture of the Northrop Grumman X-47B
Northrop Grumman X-47B
Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
11/26
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2006
Picture of the Boeing X-53 AAW (Active Aeroelastic Wing)
Boeing X-53 AAW (Active Aeroelastic Wing)
Experimental Aircraft
12/26
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2003
Picture of the Northrop Grumman X-47A Pegasus
Northrop Grumman X-47A Pegasus
Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
13/26
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1990
Picture of the Northrop-McDonnell Douglas YF-23 (Black Widow II)
Northrop-McDonnell Douglas YF-23 (Black Widow II)
Technology Demonstrator / 5th Generation Fighter Prototype
14/26
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1990
Picture of the Scaled Composites Model 151 (ARES)
Scaled Composites Model 151 (ARES)
Close-Air Support (CAS) Demonstrator Aircraft
15/26
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1982
Picture of the Northrop F-20 Tigershark
Northrop F-20 Tigershark
Multi-Role Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
16/26
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1982
Picture of the Northrop Tacit Blue
Northrop Tacit Blue
Stealth Technology Demonstrator Aircraft
17/26
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1972
Picture of the Northrop YA-9
Northrop YA-9
Close Air Support Aircraft Prototype
18/26
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1953
Picture of the Northrop N-102 Fang
Northrop N-102 Fang
Lightweight Fighter Design Study
19/26
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1948
Picture of the Northrop X-4 Bantam
Northrop X-4 Bantam
Technology Demonstrator Aircraft
20/26
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1947
Picture of the Northrop YB-49
Northrop YB-49
Flying Wing Bomber Prototype
21/26
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1946
Picture of the Northrop XB-35 / YB-35
Northrop XB-35 / YB-35
Flying Wing Strategic Bomber Prototype
22/26
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1945
Picture of the Northrop XP-79
Northrop XP-79
Bomber-Rammer / Bomber-Interceptor
23/26
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1945
Picture of the Northrop XP-61E (Black Widow)
Northrop XP-61E (Black Widow)
Long-Range Bomber Escort / Heavy Day Fighter Aircraft
24/26
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1943
Picture of the Northrop XP-56 Black Bullet
Northrop XP-56 Black Bullet
Pursuit Fighter Prototype
25/26
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1942
Picture of the Northrop N-9M
Northrop N-9M
Flying Wing Prototype Aircraft
26/26
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1941
Picture of the Northrop N-1M
Northrop N-1M
Flying Wing Research Aircraft
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