Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber

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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:
Air Force to Announce Long Range Strike Bomber Contract Award

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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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Nice idea. Fresh start to concrete news.

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

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lowchi said:
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 ??? :-[
 

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A hint ??? ;D ;)
 

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Deino said:
lowchi said:
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...
 

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Deino said:
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.
 

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flanker said:
Deino said:
lowchi said:
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 !
 

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sferrin said:
Deino said:
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...
 

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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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VP of Northrop was just pacing back and forth, looking tired...
 

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Flyaway said:
OK so what's behind the curtain in that room! ;D

Just noticed a number of guys sitting well back in the shadows!
The SECAF nude...
 

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Sweetman just said something about "alien technology" LOL (clearly joking to the staff)
 

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Told you these guys have both stories done already ;)

http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/2015/10/27/northrop-grumman-wins-usaf-bomber-contract/74661394/

Quick Control/Command F's I guess ;)
 

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DefNews too:
Northrop Grumman won the contract to build the US Air Force’s next-gen Long Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B), an industry-shaping deal that breathes new life into the world's sixth-largest defense company
 

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bring_it_on said:
Told you these guys have both stories done already ;)

http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/2015/10/27/northrop-grumman-wins-usaf-bomber-contract/74661394/
Thanks.
 

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I guess now the question is who NG will choose as a partner, BA or LMA

 

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marauder2048 said:
bring_it_on said:
Reuters ...
AIR FORCE



Northrop Grumman, Falls Church, Virginia, has been awarded a contract for the Long Range Strike Bomber. For more information, please refer to: http://www.defense.gov/News/Press-Advisories/Press-Advisory-View/Article/626036/air-force-to-announce-long-range-strike-bomber-contract-award
http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/626128
Well damn, I was trying to throw the scent off the trail. That was quick for them to post that, I thought they would've at least waited until after the feed went off air.
 

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Confirmation that the bomber will have world-reaching strike capabilities (though it's not been confirmed if that's with any refueling.
 

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511 million per aircraft, assuming 100.
 

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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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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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No aircraft name/designation for the aircraft yet at this time.
 

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Wow. Couldn't even give us a "B-3". :-X
 

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$1.9 billion spent from FY11 to FY15 for risk reduction.
 
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