WASHINGTON (KSLA) - Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James revealed the first rendering of the Long Range Strike Bomber during the Air Force Association's Air Warfare Symposium.
The bomber, designated B-21, was revealed Friday in Orlando, Florida. It was announced the Air Force will be taking suggestions from airmen to help decide the name of the bomber.
James said the B-21 will allow the Air Force to operate in tomorrow's high end threat environment. She said the bomber gives the Air Force the flexibility to deliver airstrikes on any location in the world.
"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."
While there are no existing prototypes of the aircraft, the artist rendering is based on the initial design concept.