The military industry does not tolerate stagnation and new and even more lethal weapons are being developed. One of the newest toys of the American army is the lightweight next generation bomber.
The machine is a Northrop Grumman project and should be noted that it is ready and has been around for some time now. However, only now the network has leaked patent sketches that confirm that such a bomber actually exists and is a new evolution of the B-2 Spirit.
The intention of the NGB (Next Generation Bomb) program was to create an invisible machine for radar, mid range, and payload, moving at subsonic speeds. The plan was to build one until 2018, but in 2009 it was canceled for the LRS-B platform, much cheaper and more functional.
Northrop Grumman has developed a prototype bomber in line with the NGB program, whose patents have come to light. Many probably will be familiar with the project, but it’s because Northrop Grumman is still working on the unmanned X-47B, which looks very similar.
Both machines have the same angular shapes to be difficult to detect for radar, but the NGB can be up to 10 times larger than the X-47B and be driven by up to four engines instead of one. Besides, it is a machine piloted by the crew, not artificial intelligence mechanisms.
The new NGB project machine can serve as a light bomber until at least 2037, when the successor to the heavy bomber B-52 Stratofortress entered service in 1955.