U.S. Air Force bomber will use sophisticated new technology to reduce risk
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[According to the U.S., "Aviation Week and Space Technology" web site January 13, 2011 report] Air Force Secretary Tony on January 12 at the Air Force Association Speaking at the meeting said that considering the F-35 program schedule delays, the Air Force is committed to advancing an F-16 fighter aircraft life extension project, while also promoting new bomber project, preparation of the two projects submitted to the U.S. Congress next month fiscal year 2012 budget deliberations. Tony did not disclose the timetable for the development of new bombers, but also did not disclose the number of its equipment. In the past few years, a research project, there were officials bombers equipped with 100 new ideas.
Tony stressed that the 2009 abolition of the far-H project, the new bomber will use more sophisticated techniques to reduce risk, to ensure the progress of the development of new bombers and equipment amount to ensure that the B-1B and B-52 bombers before retiring, the ability to maintain America’s long-range bombers. Air Force bombers needs a new constraint, emphasized its affordability.
Tony also noted that while the new bomber will have a “nuclear capability”, but not soon will have nuclear strike capability. Industrial sector are committed to making a new bomber that have nuclear strike mission capability, but also have the ability to routine tasks. For the new bomber project, the main competitor is the United States may be Boeing, Lockheed Martin and the U.S. American company Northrop Grumman. (China Aviation Industry Development Research Center Zhang)