"We have spent a lot of time understanding what is in the scope of technology. The bomber reflects the need for stealth, the need for speed, the need for agility as well as the value of situational awareness and sensors. We are going to exploit the best of the technology that we can bear within an affordable price," Lt. Pawlikowski told Military.com.
"The Air Force has been at war for a long time, and every time we think things are going to slow down for us something else happens," Gen. Pawlikowski said. "We struggle with, how do we find that balance between modernization and the sustainment of what we have?"