New B-21 Raider stealth bomber presented in the USA (video)

The B-21 Raider will be a dual-role stealth bomber capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear munitions.

The new B-21 Raider bomber was presented in the USA / photo by Northrop Grumman
The new B-21 Raider bomber was presented in the USA / photo by Northrop Grumman

The US presented the most advanced strategic stealth bomber B-21 Raider .

During the presentation, US Defense Minister Lloyd Austin said that this aircraft is distinguished by its flight range, durability and low visibility, because it will be difficult to detect even the most modern anti-aircraft systems.

“It can handle anything: from intelligence gathering to battle management and integration with our allies and partners. And it will work without fail in different regions, in different theaters of military operations and in joint forces,” the head of the Pentagon emphasized.

The head of the Pentagon also noted that the creation of this bomber is an embodiment of the determination of the United States to defend the country, and also strengthens and supports the strategy of deterrence of the United States, which is the basis of national defense.

“The development of the B-21 Raider is evidence of the Department of Defense’s long-term commitment to creating advanced capabilities that will strengthen America’s ability to deter aggression today and in the future,” added Austin.

The first flight of the aircraft is scheduled for 2023 at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

It is worth noting that this is the first combat aircraft of this class produced by the United States in more than 30 years.

“Introduced today, the B-21 Raider will be a dual-role stealth bomber capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear munitions. The B-21 will form the basis of the Air Force’s future bomber fleet consisting of the B-21 and B-52,” the US Air Force said .

B-21 Raider - stealth bomber of the sixth generation / photo twitter.com/usairforce
B-21 Raider – stealth bomber of the sixth generation / photo twitter.com/usairforce

The developer of the aircraft is the American company Northrop Grumman . There, the B-21 Raider is classified as a sixth-generation aircraft and called “the basis of US aviation for the future.”

“The B-21 Raider will be able to overcome the toughest defenses and deliver precision strikes anywhere in the world. The B-21 is the future of deterrence. It will provide a new era of capabilities and flexibility thanks to advanced integration of data, sensors and weapons,” the statement said. company messages.

Northrop Grumman added that the new bomber has the ability to rapidly upgrade to meet the changing threat environment. “Unlike previous generations, the B-21 will not be subject to block modernization. New technologies, capabilities and weapons will be introduced through software updates and “flexibility” of equipment,” the message said.

As Reuters notes , the B-21 Raider has a “flying wing” shape similar to its predecessor, the B-2.

“The B-21 also has a stronger, stealthy surface material that provides camouflage that will require less effort to maintain and minimize operating costs and downtime,” said Doug Young, sector vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems.

The cost of one plane is estimated at about $750 million, Reuters notes. The contract between the company and the US Ministry of Defense for its creation was concluded in 2015. More than 8,000 people and more than 400 suppliers from 40 States worked on the project.

The US Air Force planned to purchase at least 100 aircraft and start replacing the B-1 and B-2 bombers.

(C)UNIAN 2022

6 comments

    • Would start a nuclear holocaust, according to our glorious prez. Although, the mafiosi would never know what hit them. But that doesn’t matter, right?

      • They only respond to power so having a bomber out of S-400 and BUK range should keep them in check. Just let them know for every Ukrainian they kill, Mr. B2 will take out 100 orcs

        • Nothing more could make me happy than having such weapons in the hands of Ukrainians. If only we had a real guy as POTUS and not such a rubber-spined pansy.

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