But, before the United States begins building the super bomber, the air force will carry out a "critical design review" to see how it can better implement the tech.
The commander-in-chief doesn't think the US military is large enough - so he announced during a freaky press conference Tuesday that it will expand beyond planet Earth via a "space force".
The only thing better than its glorious dated theme song is that the 30-minute program co-starred a young, dashing Fred Willard as Capt. Thomas Woods. How about the Space Force instead?
The main objective of the president's visit to San Diego was to look over proposals for his massive border-wall campaign promise.
Trump continued by noting that the concept of a space force was one he both thought up and had previously dismissed.
The Congressional Strategic Forces Subcommittee even proposed creating such a branch last July, which they called Space Corps. That's about the timing I think you would need when you get the need for a Space Corps.
While Trump was nearly jokingly floating the idea, there has always been a military aspect to the space race.
He says his idea of a new space force had started as an off-the-cuff comment, but he decided it was a great idea. "Maybe we'll have to do that.' That could happen".
Trump didn't give any details about what the Space Force would do. "We have the army, the navy". We are going to lead the way in space. But the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that passed last November actually banned it. However, the bill does leave the door open to a future space-related branch, The Hill reports, by requiring the Secretary of Defense to study the possibility of creating a space-related military branch someday.
It's not entirely clear what he means by "develop another one".