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The US air force begin development of a strategic bomber of the new generation B-21

U.S. air force ready to proceed to the preservation of strategic bombers b-2 Spirit and b-1B Lancer, the programme for the development of the bomber of the new generation In-21, is expected to be ready by mid 2020-ies. This became known from published February 12 of the draft Federal budget of the United States for the year 2019.

In accordance with the program, the air force will receive 100 strategic bombers b-21 and auxiliary equipment for the sum of 80 billion dollars. Currently, about the new aircraft, almost nothing is known except that it will feature stealth technology and have the ability to penetrate deep into enemy territory, while remaining invisible to air defense.

According to experts, the conceptual design of the In-21 Raider published in 2016, is the development of the concept of strategic bomber b-2, attack power will increase due to the new technologies.

Did not remain forgotten and veteran strategic aircraft b-52. To be equipped with its new fuel-efficient engines and armed advanced cruise missiles with nuclear warheads LongOp (LRSO).

In addition to the cost of the aircraft in the draft budget provides for the cost impact of space assets, as well as the purchase of light attack aircraft of the first OA-X, which will replace another veteran of many wars, the A-10.


Source — Aviation Week

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