Senate panel aims to set timeline for integrating LRSO with B-21

By Briana Reilly / September 23, 2021 at 1:10 PM
Lawmakers on the Senate Armed Services Committee want to require the Air Force to integrate its new nuclear cruise missile with the B-21 bomber within two years of the weapon achieving initial operational capability. The provision, included in the panel’s version of the fiscal year 2022 defense authorization bill unveiled Wednesday , would also direct the service to ensure the B-21 Raider is “operationally capable of employing the Long-Range Standoff Weapon across all required mission sets” within that timeframe. LRSO...

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