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Deborah Lee James: Air Force Seeks ‘Mature Tech’ for Strike Bomber

Deborah Lee James
Deborah Lee James

The U.S. Air Force has begun scouting for a contractor to develop the service’s new bomber under a program cost cap of $550 million per plane, Military Times reported Thursday.

Brian Everstine writes a potential manufacturer will start to build the long-range strike bomber in the spring and the Air Force plans to operate the aircraft in mid 2020.

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said “the LRS-B is a top modernization priority for the Air Force” and the potential vendor will base the aircraft on “mature technology, ” according to the report.

Military Times reports the Air Force intends to replace the legacy B-52 Stratofortress and B-2 Spirit fleets with 80 to 100 new bombers.

Everstine writes the service also considers developing an optional manned aircraft.

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