Smile. it's on camera. At least for northrop:Pictures or it didn't happen?? LOL, I'm not saying they didn't, but I'm very skeptical of having something near proto-type status flying, more likely "proof of concept" at best??? but they do know they've got issues with the wing?? but more specifically the "induction system"
Northrop claims below $550M in 2015 $. Note. All the development is on a cost plus. The manufacturing is on a firm, fixed price.In the real universe Bub, tell me when we've launched highly sophisticated new aircraft that have not doubled or tripled prices in the Prototype, LRIP stage, this chick is NOT ready for primetime? they are shooting for 550 million, I'll call it at least 800 million,
When were we talking raptors?and probably closer to the big 1.0 for Raptor 2.1, LOL!
"Brain Fart" I was trying to repeat your B-2 2.1, sorry.....Smile. it's on camera. At least for northrop:
As I said, demonstrators. That doesn't mean prototypes.
Northrop claims below $550M in 2015 $. Note. All the development is on a cost plus. The manufacturing is on a firm, fixed price.
it should be noted, the USAF forced a mission change on the B-2 the first time around. Originally, it was going to be a high altitude bomber. The USAF during the 80s wanted it to go low altitude. That forced two more years of development, delayed the program and increased the price. The RCO is running things differently. No changes for capabilities or mission, etc. If they stick to it, I bet they get the $ right.
However, I've been wrong before and will be again.
When were we talking raptors?
I understand, I have a YF-23 and an F-22 on my flight simulator,, Jeff Head is also a big fan of the YF-23,,, like the Beech Bonanza, those V-tails look exotic, get rid of two more control surfaces, so you have less drag, and fewer reflective surfaces..True, but I liked the YF-23 more.