Northrop B-2 Spirit (Stealth Bomber) Materials Spataro

Anthony Spataro began working at Northrop Corporation in 1985 as a Maintainability Engineer on the B-2 Spirit program (then known as the ATB - Advanced Technology Bomber) and was promoted to Avionics Maintainability Manager shortly thereafter. Spataro later transferred to B-2 Systems Engineering and was the lead engineer on the On-Board Test System (OBTS) where he checked OBTS performance during flight tests. Once B-2 aircraft were being delivered to Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, Spataro transferred to the B-2 Weapon System Support Center (WSSC) at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma where he helped to design and set up test equipment and labs where all upgrades to the B-2's avionics and software are engineered and tested. Spataro retired from Northrop Grumman in 2005.