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Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Reply #30 on: October 27, 2015, 02:33:35 pm »
511 million per aircraft, assuming 100.
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Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Reply #31 on: October 27, 2015, 02:36:35 pm »
511 million per aircraft, assuming 100.

564 million in 2016 dollars.

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Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Reply #32 on: October 27, 2015, 02:38:04 pm »
IOC in 2025.

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Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Reply #33 on: October 27, 2015, 02:38:40 pm »
Wow, LaPlante sure was shaking his head at Bunch a lot

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Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Reply #34 on: October 27, 2015, 02:39:51 pm »
Also, they are still going to try to incorporate 'Open Mission Standards' into the design. Something tells me that's not going to end well.
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Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Reply #35 on: October 27, 2015, 02:40:23 pm »
No mention as to who the engine manufacturer will be for the aircraft as per the classified nature of the program ( ::) ), though they said the engine manufacturer has been selected as part of the contract award.
(Unless, of course, I am misunderstanding what the folks at the podium are saying).

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Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Reply #36 on: October 27, 2015, 02:40:38 pm »
Platform, family of systems?
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Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Reply #37 on: October 27, 2015, 02:40:50 pm »
No aircraft name/designation for the aircraft yet at this time.

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Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Reply #38 on: October 27, 2015, 02:41:17 pm »
Wow. Couldn't even give us a "B-3".   :-X
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Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Reply #39 on: October 27, 2015, 02:41:43 pm »
$1.9 billion spent from FY11 to FY15 for risk reduction.

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Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Reply #40 on: October 27, 2015, 02:42:53 pm »
Well that told us a whole heap of nothing other than who won it & a few cost figures.

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Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Reply #41 on: October 27, 2015, 02:44:27 pm »
"Good afternoon. Company X won. Good day folks."


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Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Reply #42 on: October 27, 2015, 02:45:50 pm »
Well that told us a whole heap of nothing other than who won it & a few cost figures.

I don't know - I got the impression this bird will be one bad ass beast with teeth. Global strike from CONUSA? Dammit man, them engines must be pimp.

Well done Northrop.

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Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Reply #43 on: October 27, 2015, 02:45:59 pm »
No mention as to who the engine manufacturer will be for the aircraft as per the classified nature of the program ( ::) ), though they said the engine manufacturer has been selected as part of the contract award.
(Unless, of course, I am misunderstanding what the folks at the podium are saying).

What this most likely means is that the EMD contract to Northrop most likely includes the Engine as propulsion was part of their bid meaning most likely that Northrop Grumman had chosen an OEM for engines. This is different from fighter procurement where the cost of the fighter is a fraction of that of a bomber, and the engine is a fair change of that cost and the overall numbers procured make the engine contract so large that they compete it as well. If I had to guess I'd guess that they let the bidders pick their propulsion solutions.
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Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Reply #44 on: October 27, 2015, 02:48:29 pm »
No mention as to who the engine manufacturer will be for the aircraft as per the classified nature of the program ( ::) ), though they said the engine manufacturer has been selected as part of the contract award.
(Unless, of course, I am misunderstanding what the folks at the podium are saying).

What this most likely means is that the EMD contract to Northrop most likely includes the Engine as propulsion was part of their bid meaning most likely that Northrop Grumman had chosen an OEM for engines. This is different from fighter procurement where the cost of the fighter is a fraction of that of a bomber, and the engine is a fair change of that cost and the overall numbers procured make the engine contract so large that they compete it as well. If I had to guess I'd guess that they let the bidders pick their propulsion solutions.
That's what I got out of it, too.