May 31, 2016

The B-21 Bomber Should Be Unmanned on Day 1

By Kelley Sayler and Paul Scharre

While plans for the B-21 — née Long Range Strike-Bomber — have long included an unmanned option, Air Force officials have shown little interest in having that capability on Day One of the plane’s service life. This is unwise; an unmanned option would increase the U.S. military’s operational flexibility, providing much-needed endurance and persistence at only a marginal increase in cost.


To read the full article, visit the Defense One website.


View All Reports View All Articles & Multimedia