October 28, 2015

Northrop's Long Range Strike-Bomber: What We Still Don't Know

By Jerry Hendrix

Source: Defense News

Journalist(s) Lara Seligman

WASHINGTON — A day after the Pentagon revealed that Northrop Grumman will build the US Air Force’s next-generation Long Range Strike-Bomber (LRS-B), the aerospace industry is still struggling to grasp the full impact of the decision.

Tuesday’s award of the largest military aircraft contract in more than a decade brought to a close months of speculation about who might win the industry-shaping contest: Northrop, builder of the B-2 stealth bomber, or a Boeing-Lockheed Martin team.

But the Pentagon's announcement raised more questions than it answered.

Read the full article at Defense News.

  • Jerry Hendrix

    Senior Fellow and Director, Defense Strategies and Assessments Program

    Jerry Hendrix is a Senior Fellow and the Director of the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program at the Center for a New American Security. A retired Captain in the United...