Agent K wrote:Not really, the Blackbird is 1960's technology, it is payload limited (it wasn't designed as bomber/strike aircraft) and given the B21 there is not a requirement for such an aircraft.
"Please note that while the SR-91 exists their is a similar type also in FULL operation mode, also operating from Groom Lake, in the strategic role, hence comments in Congress that the USAF could bomb any-where in the world within 3 hours...."
My comment was as a direct result of comments made in the USA congress, by high position "DOD congressmen" (not general congressmen), who should know what they are talking about. Also I believe very other senior "DOD" officials and high ranking officers have also made off the cuff remarks re this issue.
I am not suggesting a large fleet, but maybe a fleet of only less than six aircraft in this role, of course there is other evidence for these strike aircraft, if you look for it.... but you have to know what you are looking for in the first place