2037 Bomber

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2037 Bomber
Role Heavy bomber
Introduction 2037 (projected)
Status Planned
Primary user United States Air Force

The 2037 Bomber is the unofficial name given to a heavy strategic bomber planned by the United States Air Force. It is projected to enter service in 2037 as an ultra-stealthy, supersonic, possibly hypersonic,[1] ultra long-range, heavy-payload with unmanned-capability[2] bomber-aircraft.

Development[edit]

With the ending of new B-2 production orders in the early 1990s, the U.S. Air Force was left with a gap in its bomber development. A new bomber would be needed in the 2037 time frame to replace retiring B-52s and B-1s according to the Air Force's Bomber Roadmap, released in 1999.[3][4] This was considered too long to wait, as the Air Force needed an interim bomber before the 2030s.[5][6] This left the aircraft proposed for 2037 as more of a heavy bomber than a medium bomber.

Specifications[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Next-Generation Bomber
  2. ^ Next-Generation Bomber
  3. ^ Tirpak, John A. "The Bomber Roadmap", Air Force Magazine, June 1999.
  4. ^ Air Force Assoc. Feb. 2007, p. 11.
  5. ^ Hebert, Adam J. "Long-Range Strike in a Hurry". Air Force magazine, November 2004.
  6. ^ Hebert, Adam J. "Issue Brief", 2018 Bomber. Air Force Magazine, March 2008.

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