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- Apr 16, 2008
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DoD officials may select a bomber already in the Air Force's inventory to become its munitions-packed "arsenal plane."www.military.com
Again I ask if you’re just enhancing/increasing the number of air to ground weapons aren’t you still just a bomber? How does it make it an “Arsenal Plane”
The crucial factor may be who controls the weapons. Arsenal Ship, for example, had no onboard targeting sensors and was supposed to launch weapons "on remote" with other platforms providing the guidance. An Arsenal Plane would presumably be similar, releasing weapons as directed by external observers/controllers who would provide weapon guidance.