Meet the US Air Force’s newest long range bombed, the B-21. It was unveiled Friday at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida.
Now, the Air Force is asking Airmen to help name the new bomber.
“This aircraft represents the future for our Airmen, and (their) voice is important to this process,” James said. “The Airman who submits the selected name will help me announce it at the (Air Force Association) conference this fall.”
Recently, the Air Force has stressed a need for modernization, and says the B-21 is a key part of that.
“The platforms and systems that made us great over the last 50 years will not make us great over the next 50,” Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh told the Senate on when presenting the Air Force’s budget on Feb. 10.
Welsh continued, “There are many other systems we need to either upgrade or recapitalize to ensure viability against current and emerging threats” and said that, “the only way to do that is to divest old capability to build the new.”
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