posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 01:52 PM
a reply to: Zaphod58
How much stuff are we planning on bombing at one time? 150? Wow. I'd rather we spend some of that money on other bomber type platforms to fill
other mission requirements other than VVVLO. Rapid Response would be a good place to put some of the money. Or something to act like a Bone. I'd
be surprised if the Military hasn't already worked to some degree behind the scenes to make sure our bomber portfolio is very well rounded.
It's not like the LRS-B is some swiss army knife-jack of all bombing trades. Besides anything like a swiss army knife tends to not be a master of
anything. LRS-B appears extremely stealthy, and probably has all the bells and whistles when it comes to sensor fusion, comms, actual sensors and
stuff. But it can't get anywhere fast. It can't play in the dirt. It can't take a beating. And its highly dependent on other assets to perform its
mission. There's gotta be other scenarios where that isn't what you would want, but another type of bomber that approaches things differently.