GarryB wrote:The picture of the LMFS shows canards which are a nono for stealth designs so I hope they redesign that part.
Why are canards not stealthy?
That's one of the biggest lines of BS that keeps floating around. Northrop's NATF design used a canard, Lockheed's original JAST design was a canard delta, the J-20 uses canards, the Rafale (while not quite a true LO design) uses canards... If you can make a wing+tail combination LO, you can make a canard+wing combination LO. There are some different considerations and specifics to deal with, but the idea that canards cannot be used on an LO platform is complete BS. You could make a list of such BS arguments that refuse to die. #1, this one. #2, stealth makes you totally invisible. #3, SR-71s stopped flying in certain areas when MiG-31s were operational. The list goes on.