Feb 27, 2014

USAF Expects Long-Range Bomber RFP in Fall

The US Air Force intends to issue a request for proposal (RFP) on its new long-range strike bomber this fall.
There are two not identified teams at present who are working on pre-proposal types of activities, preparing to take the next step in competition on the long-range strike bomber.
It has been widely assumed for months that the two competitors for the program are Northrop Grumman and the team of Lockheed Martin and Boeing.
What is known about the bomber is fairly limited. It has been identified as one of the three key modernization priorities.
The Air Force intends to start fielding the platforms in the mid-2020s, with penetrating capability in mind. The service will procure between 80 and 100 of the bombers.

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