New images of the B-21 Raider strategic bomber have been released in the United States

Photos of the new Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider strategic stealth bomber have been shown in the United States. The first flight of this aircraft is expected before the end of this year.

New images of the B-21 Raider strategic bomber have been released in the United States

The images were shown during Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr.'s speech at the 2023 Air, Space and Cybersecurity Conference. The military noted the bomber project as a model for creating new weapons for American aviation.

The ED marking on the main landing gear door indicates that the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider will be tested at Edwards Air Force Base in California. The pictures allow us to see a number of interesting details of the newest flying machine.

Meanwhile, the developer company Northrop Grumman announced the start of ground testing of the engine of the new aircraft. The corporation's statement indicates that such testing is an important step towards preparing the sixth generation bomber for flight testing.

The US military command expects to receive the first Northrop Grumman B-21 by 2025. In total, Washington has planned the production of 145 of these aircraft, with the cost of each of them reaching $772 million.
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  1. Vladimir80 Offline Vladimir80
    Vladimir80 13 September 2023 18: 33
    And in five years we promise to produce five aircraft that were 30 years old.
  2. Ferropanda Offline Ferropanda
    Ferropanda (Dmitriy) 13 September 2023 18: 42
    while the cost of each of them reaches 772 million dollars

    those. For now we are focusing on 1,5 billion per piece.
  3. Rhetorical Rita Offline Rhetorical Rita
    Rhetorical Rita (Rhetorical Rita) 14 September 2023 12: 50
    Yes, beautiful...
  4. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 15 September 2023 12: 00
    If they show and tell the B-21 Rider, then the fate of Zumvolt is expected. Recent military events, especially the Northern Military District, have shown the near future - UAV carriers and high-precision long-range missile weapons. In such a perspective, heavy manned bombers are losing relevance. So they demonstrate a hopeless direction, causing imitative reflexes in the Russian Federation.