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B-21 Raider: The World’s Stealthiest Bomber Is Almost Here
« on: September 27, 2022, 03:23:27 AM »
B-21 Raider: The World’s Stealthiest Bomber Is Almost Here
Northrop Grumman, the firm behind the upcoming B-21 Raider, will publicly reveal the bomber in December.

September 25, 2022
by Caleb Larson

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/b-21-raider-world%E2%80%99s-stealthiest-bomber-almost-here-204981

Northrop Grumman, the aviation defense company behind some of the United States’ most advanced aircraft, announced that it would unveil the B-21 Raider bomber in early December. The stealth bomber, outwardly reminiscent of the B-2 Spirit bomber, is expected to be the stealthiest aircraft ever built and will be an incredibly important asset for American nuclear deterrence.

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Though both the B-21 Raider and the B-2 Spirit are flying wing-type aircraft—lacking a traditional tail assembly—the newer Raider bomber is expected to be a much stealthier aircraft. Unlike the B-2, the Raider will not require specialized climate-controlled hangars to maintain its stealth coating. Officials have said previously that the B-21’s stealth capabilities will be two generations beyond the B-2’s.

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Given the gravity of the Raider program, most aspects of the new bomber have been shrouded in secrecy, including financial information related to the project. However, available metrics and evidence indicate that the program is moving along according to budget and at a relatively quick pace, considering the B-21’s advanced nature.

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