The U.S. Air Force plans to put a Next Generation Bomber (NGB) into service by 2018. But according to the just-released Fiscal 2009 budget, the service will, over the next three years, invest nothing in the project. Of course, this isn’t what’s really happening. Between now and the start of system development and demonstration (SDD) for the bomber, due in 2011, a major demonstration program is being carried out, probably with Northrop Grumman as prime contractor. It is the latest of many ...


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