The U.S. Air Force Made the Right Choice for Its Next Stealth Bomber
The team of Boeing and its junior partner Lockheed Martin recently protested the U.S. Air Force’s award to Northrop Grumman for America’s next-generation stealth bomber. This new aircraft, known as the Long Range Strike Bomber, or LRS-B, will likely be a shorter-ranged stealth bomber than Northrop’s long-range B-2 Spirit. This... Read more
The U.S. Air Force Should Buy a Lot More Bombers, Fewer F-35s
The U.S. Air Force has selected Northrop Grumman to build its new Long Range Strike Bomber, but the service is only planning to buy 100 of the stealthy new warplanes. With only 100 aircraft, the Air Force will not be able to replace its entire bomber fleet which consists... Read more
At Last — the U.S. Air Force Is Getting a New Bomber
It’s official. After years of development, the U.S. Air Force has chosen Northrop Grumman over a Lockheed-Boeing consortium to build the service’s next long-range bomber. On Oct. 27, the flying branch announced that it would pay the Virginia-based plane maker more than $21.4 billion to start engineering and manufacturing development –... Read more
Enormous Stakes for America’s Next Stealth Bomber
One of America’s biggest weapons projects is accelerating … largely behind closed doors. Within a matter of weeks the U.S. Air Force could award a contract to begin producing the Long Range Strike Bomber, or LRS-B. The price: hefty. It could cost $80 billion or more. The stakes: big. Not... Read more
There’s a Lot Riding on America’s Next Stealth Bomber
The U.S. Air Force is expected to award a contract for its secretive Long Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B) program later this month. The LRS-B award could determine the fate of the U.S. defense-aerospace industry as Northrop Grumman and a combined Boeing/Lockheed Martin team vie to secure a program that could... Read more
So How Hard Is It to Shoot Down a Stealth Bomber?
Seventy years ago, Col. Paul Tibbets flew the Enola Gay on a mission that would change the course of world history and set the stage for the development of nuclear deterrence. The mission itself was straightforward, but the enormous scientific and industrial activity leading up to it was not.... Read more
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