I've used the current system since 1960 so I think I have some perspective. IMO unless any new privatized system guarantees equal or better performance and lower cost there is absolutely no reason...
The original B-1 buy was 244 B-1As.
Did you ever see her in person? Or were you saying that "tongue-in-cheek" so to speak.
What ever happened with the Soviet K-36 seat? Has it been further developed? There was an initiative after the fall of the Soviet Union to investigate adapting that seat for US military jets. That...
No stand-by ADI? No turn-and-slip? No partial panel training?