After thirty years of supremacy, this ʙᴏᴍʙᴇʀ will replace the B-2 Spirit. The B-2 Spirit was the final American ʙᴏᴍʙᴇʀ to enter service in the 20th century. Meet the B-21 Raider: smarter, quicker, and lighter, it would be the first American ʙᴏᴍʙᴇʀ with Long Range Strike capabilities in the 21st century.
The first B-21 was presented on December 2, 2022, at the Northrop Grumman plant in Palmdale, California, after seven years of development and collaboration with 400 suppliers from 40 states.
It was the first time the public had seen the 630-million-dollar, heavy-payload, nuclear-capable, stealth, long-range attack ʙᴏᴍʙᴇʀ in all its splendour, but it seemed so familiar. It resembled the B-2 Spirit, and social media was flooded with inquiries as to whether it was only an updated B-2. But what does it really matter whether that was or was not the case?
What would it imply if the B-21 was the B-2’s successor? Would that be a problem or a feature that transports the planet into the past? Watch video to discover: