30 Nov '17, 11pm

No $ For New B-52 Engines Til 2020; Nuke Modernization Moves Ahead: Gen. Rand

No $ For New B-52 Engines Til 2020; Nuke Modernization Moves Ahead: Gen. Rand

The B-21 is by far the biggest mystery in Global Strike Command. Since the Air Force awarded the contract for the new stealth bomber to Northrop Grumman just over two years ago , it’s been extremely secretive about the project, essentially releasing the official designation and nickname — B-21 Raider — and deliberately low-detail CGI artwork. The service has said the aircraft would be optionally unmanned, capable of carrying a huge bomb load, eventually be certified for nuclear weapons, and carry modular packages of ISR and Electronic Warfare sensors. Since Gen. Rand was speaking to a conference on electronic warfare , I pressed him on the rumored EW capabilities being built into the B-21 to permit it to penetrate advanced anti-aircraft defenses. He wouldn’t discuss any details, but he did explain the philosophy.

Full article: https://breakingdefense.com/2017/11/no-for-new-b-52-engin...

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