"Imagine range of a B-52 GTF!
One 2,800 kg engine replacing two 2,000 kg engines.
Engine diameter will increase from 54 in to 88 in."
Imagine the number of spare GTF engines...
I think a follow-on effect of this is that LM want to deliver a knockout blow to the A400M. If they build it, I don't see how the A400M will survive in the market.
Whoever this Wright, Williams, and Kelly are, they need a few swift kicks to their (figurative) balls. There is no way in hell a modified B-21 will come out anywhere near the price of a bespoke...
Wish we would've gotten in on this F-15 variant.
@MontanaOsprey: You haven't seen the ball since kickoff, have you?