The U.S. Air Force’s new bomber program is intended to field a new aircraft in the mid-2020s, according to Pentagon Comptroller Robert Hale. Maj. Gen. Alfred Flowers, Air Force deputy assistant secretary for the budget, says the service also plans to buy between 80-100 aircraft. Roughly $197 million is requested in fiscal 2012 to move forward with a program. The timing of a request for proposals or downselect has not been determined. These details are new; to date, the Pentagon has ...

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