US poised to unveil next super bomber

File picture shows mothballed Rockwell B-1 Lancer bombers in a boneyard at the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, ArizonaThe US Air Force is getting ready to announce the winner of a multibillion-dollar contract to build a new generation of long-distance bombers that will replace aging, Cold War machines. Dubbed the Long Range Strike Bomber (LRSB) program, the Air Force will in the coming weeks award the mega-contract to either Northrop Grumman or a team made up of Boeing and Lockheed Martin. Aviation analyst Richard Aboulafia said the LRSB is likely to be of a “flying-wing” design giving it stealth capabilities that make it hard to spot on radar.

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