The first pair is already ready: a new image of the B-21 bomber has been published in the United States


Northrop Grumman Corporation has produced two units of the latest B-21 Raider bombers. Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Procurement, technology and logistics Darlene Costello.


At the same time, the US Air Force has published another render of the new "strategist", which is somewhat different from those that were presented earlier. In particular, there is a noticeable difference in the glazing of the cab. The windshield is now divided into three sections instead of two, as shown in the 2020 render.


The new image also shows a more pronounced bulge in the plane's belly. Note that compared to the B-1, the Raider will have a single weapons bay and a smaller payload.

Currently, both built copies of the B-21 are undergoing ground tests - the hydraulic and electronic systems of the aircraft are being tested. Flight tests are scheduled for early or mid 2022.

According to the plans of the military, the B-21 Raider will replenish the existing fleet of B-1 Lancer, B-2 Spirit and B-52 Stratofortress bombers, and in the future it will be able to replace them.
  • Photos Used: US Air Force
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  1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
    Alexndr p (Alexander) 7 July 2021 12: 09
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    won't this waffle have air-to-air missiles?
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 7 July 2021 13: 19
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      No, it will be guarded by another waffle called the F-35.
      1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
        Alexndr p (Alexander) 7 July 2021 18: 03
        +1
        it will be hard for him
    2. Cyril Offline Cyril
      Cyril (Kirill) 22 July 2021 04: 49
      0
      actually there will be
  2. smersh chek Offline smersh chek
    smersh chek (smersh chek) 7 July 2021 14: 40
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    easy target for S400 and Su35
  3. aries2200 Offline aries2200
    aries2200 (aries) 21 July 2021 15: 04
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    everything new is 3 glasses instead of 2x purely American trend .... "we are ahead of the rest of the world" ""