How The Long-Range Strike Bomber Requirement Evolved

Credit: Ronnie Olsthoorn for AW&ST
The Long-Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B) program and the Oct. 27 source selection cannot be understood without looking at LRS-B’s roots. The program started after then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates canceled a much more ambitious bomber project, the Next-Generation Bomber (NGB), in April 2009. The major...

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