The concept designs of three companies that have acknowledged their interest in the U.S. Air Force vision for MQ-Next all feature flying wings–a nearly 550 year-old concept, first pondered by Leonardo da Vinci around 1485 and most notably realized in the Northrop Grumman [NOC] B-2 stealth ...

A U.S. Air Force goal for 220 bombers–75 re-engined Boeing [BA] B-52Hs and 145 Northrop Grumman [NOC] B-21 Raider stealth aircraft–could change, Air Force Global Strike Commander Gen. Timothy Ray said on Sept. 14. “220 is a living number,” Ray told a Mitchell Institute for ...

The Joint Staff is preparing to deliver a new, Joint Warfighting Concept (JWC) to Defense Secretary Mark Esper by the end of the year–a concept that will heavily rely on artificial intelligence (AI), according to Air Force Gen. John Hyten, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and ...