posted on Sep, 5 2015 @ 06:31 AM
One thing I just want cleared in my own mind: this LRS-B is likely to be a medium bomber, that will use very well developed versions of existing
technologies, in order to allow plenty to be built for 'reasonable cost'.
But that there currently exists another programme, the 2037 bomber, which will be a true heavy bomber, with a payload in the ~70,000lb range, which
will likely push hard with breakthrough new technologies that push the edge of what is possible...which could mean multi-spectral stealth as well as
supersonic (hypersonic)? performance, DE weapons of amazing capability and other goodies that now are just a pipe dream. It may take another 20 years
to develop that capability...it can be done if the costs are spread out so well. And much of what is done for this bomber may be able to retroactively
fitted to the LRS-B, which is being built on modular principles.
Or has the LRS-B canned that need?
edit on 5/9/2015 by Borys because: Bad typos!