Thursday, December 03, 2015

US Air Force now Wants 100 Long Range Strike Bombers

The US Air Force wants to buy 100 Long Range Strike Bombers, Secretary Deborah Lee James said today, a figure at the high end of the 80-to-100-aircraft purchase the service predicted earlier.

“I believe the number is 100,” James said today at an event at the National Press Club, offering a rare detail on the service's plans for the hush-hush contract recently awarded to Northrop Grumman.

The service has faced mounting pressure in recent months to procure more LRSBs than the planned 80 to 100 planes, particularly in the face of increased aggression from Russia and China.

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