posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 10:47 AM
a reply to: Zaphod58
When reading the article it mentioned the lrs-b will replace the b52 and b1 rolls. Then later it says the b2 will also be included under this new
Sounds to me like the lrs-b is to replace the b1 and b52, but not necessarily the b2.
Maybe they are looking at something else in small production numbers to replace the b2.
Maybe the Northrop contestant showed enough innovation and promise that they secretly want, as soon as Northrop can work the bugs out, a next gen
bomber to replace the b2. That they think the Northrop entry has what it takes to be the next gen or fill its roll to some degree for at least now.
Maybe by modifying other classified vvlo aircraft already in production. I would not be surprised if the next gen bomber is much farther along than
we'll ever know.
I know there are other assets out there they are claiming wont be on line for more than a decade but secretly already have been for at least several
years. So who knows what's going on with our bomber family. I suspect the portfolio is now so robust and capable that it needs its own seperate
command to manage it all.