Sounds like maybe lay-down delivery is OBE for the -12.
But I suppose with its reinforced case, the -11 could still be used for lay-down.
Is there still a need for lay-down delivery,...
Good comment. The RAF Sentinel (ASTOR) demonstrated this capability, in production, 15 years ago on the Bombardier Global Express aircraft.
You don't need a huge airliner airframe to...
Long range standoff weapons are more stealthy. than aircraft
I think you're right. The last paragraph of the article tells it all.
It's not just Boeing, it's also the SPO and all the additional capabilities they are adding to the aircraft.
Brian, two things:
The F-22 never used "dedicated microprocessors".
The AF should not, IMO, buy more F-16s. That would further reward LM for being late and over budget with F-35