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Raiders About to Fly July 27, 2019

The new B-21 Raider stealth bomber is making good progress, USAF Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson said. Speaking on deterrence and the need to modernize the nuclear command, control, and communications network, Wilson said he was at Northrop Grumman’s facilities in the last few weeks, “looking at the B-21,” and said the company is “moving out on that pretty fast’’. US Air Force is analysing the long-range strike capability of the platform, but they still believe it’s short. It’s expected for B-21 Raider to perform its first flight in December 2021.

 

  The B-21 Raider is designed to penetrate the toughest defences to deliver precision strikes anywhere in the world. Platforms design similarities with B-2 Stealth Bomber takes attention and will have low radar cross section just like the aforementioned platform.

 

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