Ellsworth Air Force Base in western South Dakota may be the first to get the next generation B-21 bomber. The aircraft, a stealth strategic bomber designed in the tailless, “flying wing” design, is capable of very long ranges and can be equipped with thermonuclear bombs.
A decision on where the bomber would be based is expected in 2019, with Dyess AFB in Texas and Whiteman AFB in Missouri also contending for the first B-21s.
The bomber is expected to be accompanied by a similarly designed 6th generation fighter plane, already in development, to ensure it’s safe arrival to combat areas. The U.S. Air Force has already prioritized and awarded grants to Lockheed Martin for the development of a laser capable of being mounted on its next-gen fighter -with the stipulation that it be powerful enough to cut other aircraft in half.
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