Spirit AeroSystems’s work on new B-21 Bomber will require new American Jobs in Wichita

Spirit’s work on new B-21 Bomber will require new jobs

Nearly 15 months after being named one of seven subcontractors to the new B-21 Raider bomber, Spirit AeroSystems marked the selection with a celebration Friday.

The event that featured speeches from Northrop Grumman corporate vice president Janis Pamiljans and Air Force Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV was largely symbolic.

It offered little new information about Spirit’s role in the long-range strike bomber — except that Spirit will add new jobs.

Spirit officials declined to say how many new jobs will come with the new bomber work or when that hiring will begin.

Officials of the Wichita-based aircraft supplier that employs 10,800 locally also would not disclose the exact work the company will do on the v-shaped aircraft that will be the nation’s newest stealth bomber.

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