An artist rendering shows the first image of a new Northrop Grumman Corp long-range bomber B21 in this image released on February 26, 2016. REUTERS/U.S. AIR FORCE/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS
DoD Buzz: Officials: the ‘Right’ Number of B-21 Stealth Bombers Is 165
Lawmakers on Thursday said the Air Force might need to significantly expand the size of the future B-21 Raider stealth bomber fleet — and a general agreed.
The service plans to spend more than $55 billion to acquire a fleet of 100 of the next-generation aircraft as part of the Long Range Strike Bomber, or LRSB, program. The service in 2015 awarded the initial contract to Northrop Grumman Corp. to begin developing the planes that will eventually replace a portion of the B-1 Lancer fleet.
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