Jan 27, 2023

Boeing unveils stealth cargo plane concept for high-end conflicts

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Boeing has come up with a new advanced airlifter concept with stealth features to meet the growing need for more durable cargo and tanker planes.

Boeing has shown an idea for a tactical, stealth-capable cargo plane with a blended wing body, or BWB. It comes almost two weeks after Frank Kendall, the secretary of the U.S. Air Force, said that having more airlifters and aerial refueling tankers that can survive will be important in future high-end conflicts against near-peer adversaries, especially China.

The company has been funding this project internally up until this point.

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“We thought it was a good time to share the major features of our Blended Wing Body concept, [instead of] the concepts we have shown previously to represent our BWB investigation,” according to a statement Boeing gave to The War Zone. “We are continuing BWB concept research activities with government customers to advance [the] state of the art in military transport aircraft design,” they said.

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