The Air Force will design its new long-range bomber by leveraging the best of today's technology and not trying to incorporate exceedingly risky approaches, USAF Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Philip Breedlove told members of the House Armed Services Committee during a hearing, Jan. 26, 2011. For instance, Breedlove said stealth technology has advanced much since the B-2 bomber came along through subsequent work on the F-22 and F-35. "So the new bomber will have better stealth capability, but not making leaps forward that we can't count on," he explained. Here, a B-2 pulls in its landing gear after takeoff from Whiteman AFB, Mo.
Air Force photo by SrA. Kenny Holston
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