The B-21 Raider is a new high-tech stealth b̵o̵m̵b̵e̵r̵ that is being designed to replace the Air Force’s aging b̵o̵m̵b̵e̵r̵ force. The B-21 will join the nuclear triad as a visible and versatile nuclear deterrent, supporting national security objectives and guaranteeing our nation’s friends and partners. It is designed to be long-range, extremely survivable, and capable of carrying a combination of conventional and nuclear ordnance. The United States Air Force has announced that it intends to buy at least 100 aircraft. According to some defense strategists, the Air Force should aim to buy at least 200 B-21 b̵o̵m̵b̵e̵r̵s.
Northrop Grumman’s B-21 Raider will be unveiled Dec. 2 at the company’s site in Palmdale, Calif., marking the first time the world’s first sixth-generation aircraft will be seen by the public. When delivered to the Air Force, the B-21 will join the nation’s strategic triad as a visible and flexible deterrent; supporting national security objectives and assuring the nation’s allies and partners.
When it comes to delivering America’s resolve, the Raider will provide the Air Force with long range, high survivability and mission payload flexibility. The B-21 will penetrate the toughest defenses for precision strikes anywhere in the world. Here are 10 key facts about Northrop Grumman’s B-21 Raider.
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