Air Force Sec. Matthew Donovan Visits Partner Facilities

Matthew Donovan

Matthew Donovan, acting secretary at the U.S. Air Force, toured three facilities in Florida to showcase the service branch’s communications, air and space investments. Donovan examined the Kennedy Space Center’s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle processing facility and visited Northrop Grumman‘s design and development area for the B-21 Raider aircraft, the Air Force said Monday.

The B-21 bomber aircraft is designed to help warfighters infiltrate air defenses. Donovan noted that the Air Force will utilize the aircraft to modernize its capacities in line with the National Defense Strategy. Donovan also went to L3Harris Technologies‘ headquarters to discuss the firm’s partnerships with the military service in the areas of avionics and aerospace technologies.

“The Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office team is proud of the work we are accomplishing on both the B-21 Raider and X-37B,” said Randy Walden, director of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office. “The visit has been a great opportunity to showcase the capabilities we will provide to the warfighter.”

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