B-21 Raider: What does it look like?

The Air Force debuted its newest stealth ʙᴏᴍʙᴇʀ, the B-21 Raider, on Friday in Palmdale, California. Northrop Grumman stated in the statement that the B-21 was designed with long-term sustainability and maintainability in mind. It has also been intended to be swiftly updated should future threats demand it, a procedure that is frequently impeded by bureaucratic red tape and delayed timetables in older military planes and vehicles.

Maintenance and sustainment of the B-21 will be coordinated by Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, while Edwards Air Force Base, California, will lead testing and evaluation. The B-21 is expected to operate from bases that currently host heavy bombers, such as Dyess Air Force Base, Texas; Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota; and Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. In March 2019, Ellsworth was selected as the base to host the first operational B-21 unit and the first training unit.

The B-21 is slated by 2040 to replace the U.S. Air Force’s 63 B-1 strategic bombers, which date from the 1980s, and 20 B-2 strategic bombers, which date from the 1990s. The B-21 may also eventually replace the B-52, which is slated to remain in service for many decades.
Watch video below to see how B-21 Raider looks like:

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