Now that congressional arbiters have backed the U.S. Air Force and incumbent contractor Northrop Grumman over the Long-Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B) program, there are only two main questions left to be addressed. For losing bidders Boeing and Lockheed Martin, do they sue one of their most important customers? For Northrop, can it deliver on the expected $80 billion program? So far the respective answers are: 1.) We have not decided, and 2.) Of course we can. Time will tell, but until then ...


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