Not mastered until the end of old models, the Pentagon heavily involved in the development of a new bomber: he promises to become the standard distant aircraft.
U.S. Pentagon has launched a program to the U.S. Air Force to develop a new strategic bomber far.
Tactical and technical requirements for the brand new aircraft and its affordable price determined by the Minister of Defense. Advanced aircraft deliveries scheduled for mid-2020s. U.S. Air Force plans to purchase new 80-100 bombers.
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Development of a new aircraft for the U.S. military aircraft will be performed in the tender, which resulted in the military elect layout, more according to their requirements. Which companies will accept a role in the competition, is not specified. In the program to develop a new bomber, which was launched in 2004 and closed in 2009, took part of Boeing and Northrop Grumman.
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Preceding the creation of the project aircraft bore the title of NGB (Next Generation Bomber), was closed for a variety of reasons. Namely, exchanged glances Pentagon to conduct military operations abroad and usage of distant aircraft. At the same time, on a brand new project, which is included in the U.S. defense budget for 2012, it is clear not much.
Latin American Air Force previously announced that the price of programs from creation and production of the new bomber will be 40-50 billion dollars, and the price of the 1st aircraft will not exceed 550 million dollars. Bomber is designed in a modular scheme with the possibility of adding new features by upgrading insignificant.
In the future, the new South American bomber will have to change the obsolete B-52 Stratofortress and B-2 Spirit.