posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 06:59 PM
a reply to: Zaphod58
i think I remember reading a few years ago that the air force was looking at possibly converting a few of the next generation bombers (not lrs-b) to a
i wonder if while looking into ideas for the next generation bomber they came across something that would make a great subsonic, very, very stealthy
penetrating isr or aea ?
i figure for the new bomber family the military is trying to put together you would want the following aircraft as its core. other than things Like
tankers, com relays and fighter escorts If needed. do our modern bombers need escorts in that kinda way? i guess that's what next gen drones are
subsonic long loiter isr penetrator doing bulk of the chores/work isr wise . r-180?
hypersonic isr penetrator, to get a look at time sensitive stuff the rq-180 or aea cant get to fast enough - ?
penetrator aea/back up as a more agile or dynamic p- isr to open an attack corridor for the bombers, and to shut down, hack, jam, blind or interfere
with enemy air defenses and/or provide more dynamic eyes on and target designation - ?
tactical bombers doing wild weasel role and tactical stealth bombing roles replacing f-111 & f-117 - ?
lrs-b doing b1 roll and most of b2 role. probably LM/Boeing aircraft.
next gen. bomber - replacing b2 -?
hypersonic global strike package (s) to hit targets that are time sensative vulnerability wise, or posing immediate threat to assets but are out of
range of normal protective forces. like sf troops way deep behind enemy lines - ?
something to do c4i2sr and control the ton of drones and cruise missiles and basically run the show for everyone. I'd want that stealthy too so it
can run within a cloud of assets penetrating enemy airspace quarterbacking. - ?