Friday, July 02, 2010

US $250m superbomber 'almost as good' as $8m robot

A Sky Warrior UAV costs  just $7.5m as opposed to something on the order of $250m for a B-1B. The Warrior, in addition to being better at the main mission - surveillance - also carries smart Hellfire missiles, a much more surgical weapon than anything the B-1 can offer.

IMO: There may be early retirement of all 66 B-1B Lancer bombers, last delivered in the late 1980s. Obviously these old planes don't last forever.


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