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Offline TomS

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Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« on: October 27, 2015, 01:00:29 pm »
Created as a holding place for the actual announcement due later today.  It seems logical to separate this from the long-running thread on the Next Generation Bomber Studies.  If the moderators disagree, we can merge it back.


Here's the announcement of the announcement, including a link to the live stream:
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Air Force to Announce Long Range Strike Bomber Contract Award

Press Operations

Release No: PA-099-15

October 27, 2015 Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III will announce the long range strike bomber contract award at 5:15 p.m. EDT in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973).

Following their remarks, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition Dr. William LaPlante, Gen Robin Rand, commander, Air Force Global Strike Command and Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, Jr, military deputy, Air Force Acquisition will answer questions.

Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the event: have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building. The press conference will be streamed live at www.defense.gov



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Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2015, 01:05:54 pm »
Nice idea. Fresh start to concrete news.

Fingers crossed for at least one piece of art / F117 style photo.

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Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2015, 01:18:41 pm »
Attaching announcement image for archival purposes

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Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2015, 01:21:14 pm »
 ??? ???

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever; I was wrong.
...
For nothing now can ever come to any good.
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W.H.Auden (1945)

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Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2015, 01:26:05 pm »
Still 50 min to go deino  ;)

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Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2015, 01:26:29 pm »
??? ???


Demonstration of Electronic attack capability

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Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2015, 01:31:35 pm »
Still 50 min to go deino  ;)

Damn ... I missed that it will be at 5:15 ! ... I thought 4:15 ! And what should I do now ???  :-[
He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever; I was wrong.
...
For nothing now can ever come to any good.
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W.H.Auden (1945)

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Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2015, 01:34:18 pm »
A hint ???  ;D ;)
He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever; I was wrong.
...
For nothing now can ever come to any good.
-------------------------------------------------
W.H.Auden (1945)

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Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2015, 01:40:40 pm »
Still 50 min to go deino  ;)

Damn ... I missed that it will be at 5:15 ! ... I thought 4:15 ! And what should I do now ??? :-[
Damn man, i have to say you are really bad with this "clock" thing... Especially for a german...
Push the envelope,watch it bend.

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Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2015, 01:42:05 pm »
A hint ???  ;D ;)

If it's true the knives will come out.  "After the F-35 & KC-46 debacles how could the DoD award such an important contract to Boeing and Lockheed?"  Blah, blah, blah blah blahhhhhhhhhhhh.
"DARPA Hard"  It ain't what it use to be.

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Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2015, 01:55:06 pm »
Still 50 min to go deino  ;)

Damn ... I missed that it will be at 5:15 ! ... I thought 4:15 ! And what should I do now ??? :-[
Damn man, i have to say you are really bad with this "clock" thing... Especially for a german...

YES, guilty in all points !
He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever; I was wrong.
...
For nothing now can ever come to any good.
-------------------------------------------------
W.H.Auden (1945)

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Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2015, 02:12:01 pm »
A hint ??? ;D ;)

If it's true the knives will come out.  "After the F-35 & KC-46 debacles how could the DoD award such an important contract to Boeing and Lockheed?"  Blah, blah, blah blah blahhhhhhhhhhhh.

You are saying as if that is not true...
Push the envelope,watch it bend.

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Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2015, 02:13:27 pm »
Stream just started!

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Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2015, 02:13:45 pm »
OK so what's behind the curtain in that room! ;D

Just noticed a number of guys sitting well back in the shadows!

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Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2015, 02:15:09 pm »
VP of Northrop was just pacing back and forth, looking tired...