USAF Offers Defense for New Long-Range Bomber

Posted February 21, 2014 at 5:29am

Defense News reports that “the Air Force needs its new long-range strike bomber, even if it can’t give details.”  

“That was the message of a panel held Thursday at the annual Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Fla.”  

“The panel featured a full-throated defense of the long-range strike bomber as a key asset for the future of the Air Force. It was a slightly puzzling attitude, given that the bomber has been identified as one of the big three key modernization programs for the service and has secured what Lt. Gen. Burton Field, deputy chief of staff for operations, plans and requirements, called ‘great support’ from Pentagon and congressional leadership.”