Boeing and Lockheed Martin again announced a partnership to create their own version of a promising distant bombers LRS-B (long-range strike bomber), October 25 flightglobal.com reports quoting the press release digging «Boeing».
«Boeing» will be the general contractor, «Lockheed Martin» will act as a «priority of a team member.» The first time partnership, both companies said in 2008, then in 2010 it was suspended for a «better understanding of the U.S. government objectives for the project.»
Rival group is a company Northrop Grumman, which produced a stealth bomber B-2. Company «Boeing» took part in the production of the outer part of the wing, center aft fuselage, landing gear, fuel system and weapons bay.
The U.S. Air Force wants to buy 80 to 100 bombers into service aircraft would be adopted in the midst of the 2020s. Details applets classified. Air Force pursuing strategies widespread use in a new airplane proven technology, in other words to reduce costs by minimizing the number of new developments in avionics, propulsion systems and airframe.