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THE B21, NEXT USA BOMBER.

Discussion in 'The Americas' started by Averageamerican, Mar 10, 2017.

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    A new Northrop Grumman Corp. long-range bomber B-21 U.S. Air Force/Reuters
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    See the First Image of the Air Force's New Long-Range Bomber
    Katie Reilly
    Feb 27, 2016
    unveiled on Friday the first image of its new long-range B-21 bomber developed by Northrop Grumman Corp.

    U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James revealed the drawing of the aircraft at the Air Force Association's annual Air Warfare Symposium, Reuters reported.

    The B-21 will be designed to launch from the U.S. and strike any target around the world and will eventually replace the Air Force B-52 bombers, according to CNN.

    Northrop won an estimated $80 billion contract in October to build 100 new bombers, and Boeing Co. said on Friday it would forgo further protests to the contract.

    The Air Force has said it will release more information about the warplane in March. The aircraft still faces hurdles in Congress, where questions have been raised about funding the program.
     
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    B-21 Prelim Design Review Complete
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    • Vice chief of the staff of the USAF Gen. Stephen Wilson has announced that the preliminary design review for the B-21 Raider has been completed. The progress on the new long-range bomber came as Wilson spoke to a House Armed Services Committee hearing on nuclear deterrence where he told lawmakers that he receives regular updates on the uber-classified program and is happy with its progression. Since the award of the B-21 contract to Northrop Grumman in October 2015, news has been scarce on the program's development as the company and Air Force try to protect any information about the bomber’s design and development from leaking out into the press or to potential adversaries.
     
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