US Air Force LRS-B Bomber Thread

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    I suspect you're going to be surprised with the NGAD. Just suspect. Rumors are hard to verify at this point.
     
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    Air Force announces bases that will test, maintain the new B-21 stealth bomber https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/...ll-test-maintain-the-new-b-21-stealth-bomber/
     
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    Air Force Secretary: B-21 Bomber Completes Another Review, Remains on Schedule https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/20...ompletes-another-review-remains-schedule.html
     
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    Blink and you’ll miss it: The B-21 bomber accomplishes another big review https://www.defensenews.com/air/201...-b-21-bomber-accomplishes-another-big-review/
     
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    well the current F-X funding appears to be low in comparison to the current LRSB funding based on your own post LOL
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    That's because the NGAD is at the start of the ramp-up. They are about 2 or 3 years behind the LRSB in the funding profile and the ramp up/funding profile matches pretty closely though.

    FY14: $348B
    FY15: $913B
    FY16:$1.2B

    https://apps.dtic.mil/descriptivesum/Y2016/AirForce/stamped/0604015F_4_PB_2016.pdf

    And, tbh, I'd hope a fighter doesn't cost as much as a bomber.
     
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    just to do the homework, using what's in Today at 7:43 PM :

    2014 394m
    2015 914
    2016 1246
    2017 1290
    2018 2004
    2019 2314
    2020 3009
    2021 3056
    2022 2945
    2023 2665
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    sum 19792


    on a hunch, I think the opposite (I mean development cost)
     
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    Historically, that's not been the case.

    The B-1, B-2 and B-52 were all more expensive than the then current fighter generations.

    The F-35 doesn't have an equivalent for bomber being developed at the same time. However, as I have said, the F-35 was a overly ambitious program and then badly run, IMO. Fair enough aircraft, good avionics probably in the end, but...geezus, the price and delays.
     
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    OK but who knows what will go into 6Gen aircraft

    kinda assuming the Pentagon will be able to pay for it, with LockMart churning out F-35s and supporting them
     
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    We don't know. Not yet. It's intended to fight China. So. What does that tell us?

    We know it needs far, far longer range than the F-22 without tanker support. We know it needs much better stealth against the Chinese, since their sensors are better than the Russians now. We know it needs a deeper magazine, because sorties will take a long time from a 'safe' base to the target. It, like the B-21, is likely to use the ADVENT-like engines, but then the fighter sized ones are likely to be retrofited into the F-35As, if not Cs.

    Past that...who knows. We can speculate based on what has been said and discussed, but...it's just fun speculation.

    And I have to wonder if we need a different thread again. geez. This isn't a bomber. lol.
     
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