US Air Force LRS-B Bomber Thread

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    kwaigonegin, you work for Boeing?

    (not my business, I know, just curious :)
     
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    they still have KC46 contracts, The Navy has a order for a few more E/A18's they also have P8 Poseidon. Upgrades for the E3 and the new Air Force ones
    they are major contractors for the V22 and CH47, Major partners for the SB-1 Defiant.
    potential for the T-X program.
     
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    Yes, and satelites, space based systems etc not to mention the weapons divisions Harpoons, JDAMs, slammers etc .. enough to pay the bills and some but we need something BIG LOL
     
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    Exact with Boeing F-18 production finish for 2020 better for a big country in more have 2 manufacturers LM for fighter and Northrop for Bomber.

    Initialy but with now energy price... moreover only 12 PAK-FA for 2020 very possible a Schedule offset... for the PK-DA.
     
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    According first report and match with the 2500 nm/4600km range mentionned, combat radius in fact a more small B-2 no surprising :) about 20 % more small can do 140t max about then possible a payload of about 18/19t also evoke carry 16 LACM normaly futur LRSO.

    For Stealth annouced better but seems still difficult to do much better than the B-2 which is excellent for RCS at less he is a Bomber no a fighter can be also good size matters.

    B-2 do 171 t max, payload 23 t, 16 AGM-158A right now, CR 5500 km daddies do better :) but more big also B-52H 7200, B-1B 6000, Tu-95/160 7200/7500

    But the more important is USAF get 100 of this new big boy, 100 B-3 :) :cool: confirmed or 80/100 ?
    IOC for 2025 would be excelent but not easy in 10 years ! if they do they are strong.

    NB : i have yet put some post about this new on the thread Heavy Bombers.

    Presumably AFB my friend you prefer a true dogfighter ;) but this big boy carry a very nice load far and are essentials.
     
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    Exactly, I would go for the Heavy Raptor concept, extending the legs and the load, this aircraft is too small and doesn't honestly have as much range as it should. The dollar limitations have limited the potential performance of this aircraft, a Heavy Raptor would offer more bang for the buck? but hey, no one really cares do they?? LOL
     
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    So...in other words you would like to see your Honey Badger as a (cough..clearing throat) "Plus Size" woman when it comes to F-22 as a stealth bomber. Easy now there buddy, nothing wrong with fetishes but you're getting a little bit like our ole Mr. Bill "I did not have a sexual relationship with that woman" Clinton. :D:p;)
     
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    I was just listening to the Aviation Week Check 6 podcast, One of their commentators made a important point the LRS-B is part of the Long Range strike program "Family of Systems" which is not just a bomber but includes a wider range of platforms.
    There is already a LRS program based air launched Cruise missile, The Long range standoff missile or LRS-O aimed to replace the AGM 86 ALCM fired from the B52.. Talk of some form of Electronic attack platform ( IE a jammer) perhaps taking the form of a Jammer pod for F35 or a Drone or maybe even a EB3? some form of penetrating intelligence surveillance reconnaissance platform again undefined but my bet on this is a drone.
     
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