Senate panel wants new bomber study, options for 'low-cost' B-52 replacement and 225 B-21s

By Jason Sherman / September 23, 2021 at 12:48 PM
A Senate panel wants the Air Force to draft a new bomber study with options for a “low-cost,” non-stealthy B-52 replacement and an overall long-range strike inventory nearly 30% larger than currently planned that would more than double purchases of next-generation B-21s -- raising the acquisition objective from 100 to 225. The Senate Armed Services Committee, in its mark of the fiscal year 2022 defense policy bill, directs the Air Force secretary to prepare such a bomber study and deliver...

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