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US Air Force secret B-21 bomber to be officially unveiled in December ahead of 2023 testing


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US Air Force secret B-21 bomber to be officially unveiled in December ahead of 2023 testing

US Air Force secret B-21 bomber to be officially unveiled in December ahead of 2023 testing

In July 2014, a request for proposals to create the aircraft was released. The Air Force intended to buy 80-100 LRS-B planes for $550 million each in… 22.09.2022, Sputnik International

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America’s highly classified next-generation stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider, will finally emerge from the shadows with a formal presentation scheduled for the first week of December by the US Air Force, Northrop Grumann has announced. Defense Report Andrew Hunter, an Air Force acquisition manager, revealed the deployment schedule Wednesday during a panel discussion with reporters at the Air, Space, and Cyber ​​conference at the Air Force. ‘Air Force Association. The ceremony, reportedly being held at the Northrop Grumman facility in Palmdale, Calif., where the B-21 is produced, has yet to receive a firm date from the service. Northrop Grumman said in a statement that those lucky enough to see the new bomber in person may only be able to view it from a specific angle, allowing the Air Force and company to prevent any secret information about his design to be gleaned by onlookers. The presentation event will be “by invitation only” and will provide an “exclusive view” of the B-21. In 2015, Northrop Grumman won the contract for the B-21 over a Boeing-Lockheed Martin design team. Six B-21s are currently in production, according to information released by Northrop so far, with the initial flight scheduled for 2023. The first B-21 bomber is believed to have rolled off the assembly line and entered a facility in calibration, where it will undergo testing. in March to ensure that the aircraft structure meets Air Force requirements. In fiscal year 2023, the Air Force requested $5 billion for the B-21, including $1.7 billion for procurement funding, though it did not say how many bombers she will actually buy. The Air Force reportedly intends to purchase at least 100 B-21s in all. The estimated cost of each B-21 in FY10 currency is $550 million.

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In July 2014, a request for proposals to create the aircraft was released. The Air Force intended to purchase 80–100 LRS-B aircraft for $550 million each in 2010, with the goal of eventually having 175–200 in service. The bomber could also be used as an interceptor, combat manager and intelligence gathering platform.

The highly classified next-generation American stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider, will finally come out of the shadows thanks to an official presentation scheduled for the first week of December by the United States Air Force, announced Northrop Grumann.
According to a Breaking Defense report, Andrew Hunter, an Air Force acquisition manager, revealed the deployment schedule on Wednesday during a panel discussion with reporters at the Air, Space, and Cyber ​​​​conference. of the Air Force Association.

The ceremony, which would take place at the Northrop Grumman facility in Palmdale, Calif., where the B-21 is produced, has yet to receive a specific date from the service.

“We are still working to finalize all the plans,” Hunter reportedly said.

Northrop Grumman said in a statement that those lucky enough to see the new bomber in person may only be able to view it from a specific angle, allowing the Air Force and company to prevent any secret information. on its conception to be gleaned by the spectators.
An artist's rendering shows the first image of a new B21 long-range bomber from Northrop Grumman Corp in this image released February 26, 2016 - Sputnik International, 1920, 12.07.2021

USAF appears at China “Troll” with photos of artist’s rendition of top secret B-21 Raider bomber

The presentation event will be “by invitation only” and will offer an “exclusive view” of the B-21.

“The B-21 is the most advanced military aircraft ever built and is the product of pioneering innovation and technological excellence,” Doug Young, vice president of aerospace at Northrop, said in a statement. “The Raider showcases the dedication and skill of the thousands of people working every day to deliver this aircraft.”

In 2015, Northrop Grumman won the B-21 contract over a Boeing-Lockheed Martin design team.

Six B-21s are currently in production, according to information released so far by Northrop, with the initial flight scheduled for 2023.

“The actual timing of the first flight will be based on ground test results,” the statement added.

The first B-21 bomber is believed to have rolled off the assembly line and entered a calibration facility, where it will undergo testing in March to ensure the aircraft’s structure meets Army requirements. ‘air.

In fiscal year 2023, the Air Force requested $5 billion for the B-21, including $1.7 billion for procurement funding, though it did not say how many bombers she will actually buy. The Air Force reportedly intends to purchase at least 100 B-21s in all.

The estimated cost of each B-21 in FY10 currency is $550 million.

This is an artistic rendition of a B-21 Raider concept in a hangar at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.  Dyess AFB is one of the bases that should host the new cell.  (Courtesy of Northrop Grumman) - Sputnik International, 1920, 24.11.2021

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