US Air Force LRS-B Bomber Thread

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    Congress and mission would never work, You have to evaluate and decide based on what seems the best offer as simply buying it all will cause more problems then it's worth. Northrop offered the best product for the Job, Lockheed Did the Same on the F35, Boeing is a proven builder of Airliner Airframes.
     
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    Correct...but the net result is three separate, large aircraft manufacturers and that is also a good thin for the US.
     
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    Your right TE for procedure etc... but DOD buy only or to 99 % US armament and for get best prices it is better for him have several manufacturers.

    Replace B-52H in first after B-1B with for main mission nuclear deterence ofc versatile for conventionnal bombardment, LACM attacks and i hope armed with AGM-158C and mines as the B-52H, Harpoon for him.

    Only a part of B-52H are " nuclear capable " coz START treaty about 40 on 76, the B-1B since AGM-69 withdrawal is not but some rumors can get again nuclear weapons coz the 2 Bombt Wings equiped are rattached to the AF Global Strike Command from fall 2015.
     
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    LOL
    McCain Threatens To Block New Air Force Bomber
    source: http://www.defensenews.com/story/br...mber-block-northrop-boeing-lockheed/80921324/
     
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    found the response:
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    http://breakingdefense.com/2016/02/mccain-pledges-to-stop-lrsb-which-bomber-will-be-retired/
     
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    USAF Reveals new B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber

    B-21-01.jpg

    This, in essence, is going to be a slightly smaller, upgraded and modernized B-2...thus the B-21 designation.
     
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    That was the goal from the start Jeff, basically to fill in the B2 fleet that never was. Leveraging now mature stealth technologies into a scaled down bomber that can fill gaps left by aging B52s and B1s well offering the most modern features. Albeit at a slightly lower range and payload.
     
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    Thursday at 4:11 PM
    LOL again:
    Air Force Defends B-21 on Hill, but McCain Still 'Concerned'
    source: http://www.defensenews.com/story/de...ce-defends-b-21-bomber-capitol-hill/81200182/
     
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    If the planform and shaping is at optimal level for RCS and aerodynamics, then the $23 billion development cost will predominantly be around engine power, IR reduction, avionics, sensors, ECM and communications. I would speculate that the LRSB would potentially act as a communications hub within a A2AD bubble and in providing redundancy in the event that some communication satellites are made ineffective. It will be a hub and spoke model providing the big data pipe for data transfers and communications in a networked sensor environment. In other words, it would be a highly capable electronics platform, making the meaning of "bomber" rather out of place. Currently, the US lacks a highly capable ISR platform that can operate within contested air space (bar RQ-180 which is an unknown). It will dovetail well with the F-22 and the F-35 in terms of LPI communications and in long range sensors and potentially replacing the E-3/E-E2-D in the risk of operating within the threat axis.

     
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