More than just a bomber: the B-21 will be the most dangerous aircraft in the world


The promising B-21 Raider will be a true work of art. It will become not just another next-generation strategic bomber, but the most dangerous aircraft in the world, writes the American Military Watch.


The B-21 should replace the B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit in the 2030s. Prototyping work is already underway. The plane is expected to make its first flight in 2025.

The newest "strategist" will be executed according to the "flying wing" aerodynamic design, like the B-2, but it will be devoid of the problems that Spirit has, namely: the highest maintenance requirements, the fragility of the airframe and the small number of flights due to the extremely high operating costs.

Raider will be a carrier of nuclear weapons. It will be able to launch intercontinental missiles, and if necessary, penetrate into the well-protected airspace of the enemy and drop very powerful bombs on his cities, which are much larger than the tactical B61 used by F-35 fighters.

The B-21s are designed to operate at very high altitudes, far exceeding existing ones. It will use the latest radar and electronic warfare equipment. In addition, the aircraft will be able to carry long-range air-to-air missiles (AIM-260 is being developed), which will go beyond the classic bombers.

The full payload of a bomber can include dozens of missiles and a gigantic array of sensors. It is no secret that the survivability of modern AWACS aircraft is increasingly being questioned. The B-21 will be able to do without them, using its equipment, issuing commands and target designation to fighters on the front line. Artificial intelligence and high-powered computers will allow the aircraft to process huge amounts of data and identify potential threats in advance.

The ability to support fighters will make the B-21 the most versatile and dangerous combat aircraft that only the sixth generation FX fighter in development could potentially rival.
  • Photos Used: US Air Force
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  1. ioan-e Offline ioan-e
    ioan-e (Boris) 24 February 2021 15: 06
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    Like Trump - our rockets will be the most powerful, smartest, largest and coolest! In short, for the fools of the Pepsi generation!
    1. free_flier Offline free_flier
      free_flier 26 February 2021 16: 00
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      In Russia - the Tsar Cannon, in America the Tsar - a bomber.
  2. amateur Offline amateur
    amateur (Victor) 24 February 2021 15: 10
    +4
    Well, it will look like this (stolen from the Pentagon by a Russian hacker, got a photo for 2 bottles of Putinka) bully

    1. Igor Pavlovich Offline Igor Pavlovich
      Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 24 February 2021 19: 45
      -4
      Already in 2016, they showed how it will look - your picture is outdated ...
  3. Alexander Zima Offline Alexander Zima
    Alexander Zima (Alexander Zima) 24 February 2021 17: 18
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    As in the cartoon about Leopold the cat .. fish make us "mice" huge and scary .... and the S-500 for whom they make .. well, not to shoot down bats ...
  4. Rum rum Offline Rum rum
    Rum rum (Rum rum) 24 February 2021 23: 53
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    The newest "strategist" will be executed according to the "flying wing" aerodynamic design, like the B-2, but it will be devoid of the problems that Spirit has, namely: the highest maintenance requirements, the fragility of the airframe and the small number of flights due to the extremely high operating costs.

    Oh - vey!
    Bees against, honey!
    Still, the amerovsky military-industrial complex can go broke!
    Think about it! The workers have children! Sho they will eat.
  5. Rum rum Offline Rum rum
    Rum rum (Rum rum) 24 February 2021 23: 56
    +3
    More than just a bomber: the B-21 will be the most dangerous aircraft in the world

    Ooh.
    You, tell me the current, kada be afraid!
  6. Barmaley_2 Offline Barmaley_2
    Barmaley_2 (Barmaley) 25 February 2021 00: 54
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    first build, and then praise. And then there is still nothing, but already the very, very ...
  7. Kedrovich Offline Kedrovich
    Kedrovich (Alexa980) 25 February 2021 01: 47
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    Like kids who fantasize about a super waffle that's superfood, powerful, invincible and versatile. But in fact it will come out zilch. The F-35 has already proven this. In addition, it will most likely come out even more complex, expensive and fragile. They don't have the mentality to do cheap, simple and sinister things like Russians do. And it will be subsonic.
  8. zz811 Offline zz811
    zz811 (Vlad Pervovich) 25 February 2021 07: 05
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    I wonder how all this will be achieved ??
  9. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 25 February 2021 10: 21
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    Very funny, especially against the background of "successes" f35
  10. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
    Michael1950 (Michael) 25 February 2021 20: 05
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    Quote: zz811
    I wonder how all this will be achieved ??

    - Due to the technologies that have been accumulated in the creation of the previous stealth aircraft - F-117, F-22, YF-23, B-2, X-32, F-35 and the mass of stealth UAVs. And the overall technological development over the past 20 years, including electronic and IT technologies.
    1. Rum rum Offline Rum rum
      Rum rum (Rum rum) 2 March 2021 01: 37
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      Quote: Michael1950
      Due to the technologies accumulated during the creation of previous stealth aircraft - F-117, F-22, YF-23, B-2, X-32, F-35

      To listen to you, after all - UV-35, there must be a super-trooper.
      Oh, how many "high-tech" cars are in front of him! And the F-117, and the F-22, and the YF-23, and even a whole B-2, with the X-32 to boot.
      And he doesn't even shine?
      And how much experience we have accumulated!
      Oh - vey!
  11. boriz Online boriz
    boriz (boriz) 25 February 2021 23: 16
    +1
    ... and if need be, infiltrate the enemy's well-defended airspace and drop very powerful bombs on their cities, much larger than the tactical B61s used by F-35 fighters.

    Well, this is complete nonsense, in the 21st century! Or are they going to bomb Honduras?
  12. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
    Michael1950 (Michael) 26 February 2021 01: 33
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    Quote: boriz
    ... and if need be, infiltrate the enemy's well-defended airspace and drop very powerful bombs on their cities, much larger than the tactical B61s used by F-35 fighters.

    Well, this is complete nonsense, in the 21st century! Or are they going to bomb Honduras?

    - Why only "bombs" are necessary? We look at B-2:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_Grumman_B-2_Spirit#Specifications_(B-2A_Block_30)
    Armament
    - 2 internal bays for ordnance and payload with an official limit of 18,000 kg; maximum estimated limit is 23,000 kg.
    - 80 × 500 lb class bombs (Mk-82, GBU-38) mounted on Bomb Rack Assembly (BRA)
    - 36 × 750 lb CBU class bombs on BRA
    - 16 × 2,000 lb class bombs (Mk-84, GBU-31) mounted on Rotary Launcher Assembly (RLA)
    - 16 × B61 or B83 nuclear bombs on RLA (strategic mission)
    Standoff weapon:
    - AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) and AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM).
    2 × GBU-57 Massive Ordinance Penetrator

  13. Ivancarafuto Offline Ivancarafuto
    Ivancarafuto (Ivan) 27 February 2021 14: 00
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    "Will", "will" are the key words ...... Definitely, what will be and will become the most expensive in the world ...
  14. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
    Michael1950 (Michael) 2 March 2021 02: 00
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    Quote: Rum Rum
    Quote: Michael1950
    Due to the technologies accumulated during the creation of previous stealth aircraft - F-117, F-22, YF-23, B-2, X-32, F-35

    To listen to you, after all - UV-35, there must be a super-trooper.
    Oh, how many "high-tech" cars are in front of him! And the F-117, and the F-22, and the YF-23, and even a whole B-2, with the X-32 to boot.
    And he doesn't even shine?
    And how much experience we have accumulated!
    Oh - vey!

    - He "does not shine" only in the articles of Russian X-Perds. Participating in various teachings of various sizes, he shines beautifully! Only the newspaper "Komsomolets Mordovii" does not write anything about this... And if there was a small "puncture" - on one of the 600 F-35 flying around the globe - screeching to the ceiling! And all the Slavic brethren in pure Yiddish exclaims: "Azokhn vey!" and "Wayz world!" ... laughing lol
    1. Rum rum Offline Rum rum
      Rum rum (Rum rum) 27 May 2021 16: 00
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      Sorry distracted.
      Read the problem reports for this UV-35.
      And not Russian articles but local ones, there are a lot of them.
      If you pay, I will even do it for you. smile
      (This is in case you are lazy or don't know how to google.)
  15. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 3 March 2021 19: 36
    +1
    And he will also be able, like a hawk maker, to hover over oil fields, pump oil into himself and, through a system of satellites, transfer it directly to storage facilities in the United States. Elon Musk is already working on contactless oil transfer.
  16. Solomon Offline Solomon
    Solomon (alexey salomon) 16 March 2021 01: 58
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    author,

    .... very high altitudes, much higher than the existing ones ..

    What is it like?!
  17. Dmitrii Offline Dmitrii
    Dmitrii (Dmitriy) 17 May 2021 12: 04
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    The fight to reduce the RCS of the aircraft, also reduces its aerodynamic characteristics and is overcome by a bistatic radar system. Super-duper is usually done for
    fooling congressmen and siphoning money from the treasury)) Good luck! ))
  18. Evgeny Zhevlonenko (Evgeny Zhevlonenko) 20 May 2021 13: 19
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    B21 will become a real work of art, all that remains is to solemnly hang it on the wall, and going to look at it on holidays.