US Air Force LRS-B Bomber Thread

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    The Aviationist asks Are We Seeing B-21 Raider Development and Testing Activity at Area 51? https://theaviationist.com/2017/11/...-development-and-testing-activity-at-area-51/
    source: https://theaviationist.com/2017/11/...-development-and-testing-activity-at-area-51/
     
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    now noticed (dated Nov 28, 2017) B-21 Raider Headed Toward Critical Design Review, RCO Says http://aviationweek.com/defense/b-21-raider-headed-toward-critical-design-review-rco-says
     
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    waiting for today's midnight in DC, Failure to Pass Appropriations Bill Could Delay B-21 Program: Official https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/20...s-bill-could-delay-b-21-program-official.html
     
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    The B-21 Raider is going to be another US game changer.

    It will continue on the usccess of the B-2...only a generation newer. Right now most would consider the B-2 a 5th gen aircraft. I blieve the B-21 will be the first large production 6th generation aircraft.

    It will advance the already very advanced stealth and other B-2 technology to keep this aircraft in the lead for another 30 years, out into the 2050s.

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    I hope it won't go in the direction of LCSs, Zumwalts, F-35s and other, two pair of double quotes, game changers
     
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    The F-35 is doing just fine Jura...it IS game changer.

    The Zumwalt was cut to 3 ships by foolishness and that changed it...but it will still ultimately be game changer because it will pave the way for the future.

    And the LCS will be uparmed and lead to the FF coning after it.

    QUite frankly, the 8 years of Obama and his appointees and then the people those appointees hired have been a diaster for the US armed forces. But we will come back from it. We came back from Carter...and then later most of the way bak from Clinton. We will suirvivie the Obama era too.
     
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    at first I thought I'd leave it, but later was thinking about the situation and decided to say how I see it:
    • in the USN top brass, there have been two groups:
      1. one oriented towards readiness (related of course to proper maintenance; long training; sufficient testing etc.),
      2. the other group are so called visionaries with the concept of "distributed lethality" who are full of network-centric ultimately revolutionazing naval warfare ... ideas
      the visionaries with their LCSs and Zumwalts prevailed, and I'd prefer not to comment any more;
    • in the USAF top brass, there's just one group:
      F-35 stealth F-35 stealth F-35 stealth F-35 stealth F-35 stealth F-35 stealth F-35 stealth F-35 stealth
      and who doesn't like it, goes

      this group is looking for every billion to be poured into F-35s, in the process of course trying to kill A-10s, not upgrading Raptors much etc.

    time will tell the rest
     
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    now SecAF Says B-21 ‘On Schedule’ As China Rises To Air Force’s Top Threat
    it's BreakingDefense https://breakingdefense.com/2018/02...dule-as-china-rises-to-air-forces-top-threat/
     
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    and NOW, that dead Israeli F-16 is beyond proof positive, 4 Gens, and old, slo 3rd Gens like A-10 will die in vast numbers if sufficient F-35s are not in place to do the serious SAM killing UP FRONT!

    those A-10s have never been operated in a "poisonous" G2A environment, and if they had been, you too would know and understand the truth.. now those F-16s have done pretty well up until now, and F-16s and F-15E's handle the "heavy lifting" A2G work already,, but the A-10 has a number of archaic supporters, and if all you had to do was "blast the sand people"?? (this is a Star Wars reference bro!) the A-10 would be great, (and yes I love the GAU-8 too), but we are now lining up to "play" the NFL, (NO FLYING LEAGUE), without the F-22 and F-35, we're gonna be big losers..

    I can't help it if the USN has spent all their Peso's on LCS, Ford, and three Zummie's with no booolets?? they're going to buy another 100 or so Hornet's and hope for the best?

    USAF and USMC are investing heavily in 5 Gen, because they will be doing the "first day" heavy lifting,, they fly the current 4Gens down on the dirt, and that is very dangerous, the 5Gen will get out of the dirt, and maintain air-superiority from the "canyon rim", a much safer place!

    Even the B-52 and B-1 operate on the dirt, and that is dangerous, we've lost a number doing low altitude "penetrations" and practicing same..
     
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    well the development phase of F-35 is over (almost, there's several hundreds mil still needed but who would mention it), so I guess within several years (in 2020s) we'll hear about its combat actions (not just about so called phenomenal performance at Red Flag etc.)
     
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