Warzone / The Unity: The first two B-21 stealth bombers are now ready for testing
The first two examples of advanced stealth bombers will now be ground tested before their first scheduled flight next year.
Modernization of the US Air Force’s bomber branch is gaining momentum, with news that the first two examples of the hitherto highly secretive Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider stealth bomber have been completed.
As the service prepares to begin testing the two new flying wing bombers, it also confirmed that it has no plans to retire further examples of its older B-1Bs until the start of Raider deliveries, scheduled for sometime midway through 2020, soon.
This reflects broader concerns in the service that it actually has enough bombers in its current fleet to deal with the types of high-end threats it could face today.
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Update n. 1: The first two B-21 Raider stealth bombers are complete and ready for testing (Aerospace manufacturing)
Update n. 2: Construction of the first two B-21 Raider stealth bombers is complete, says the US Air Force (Sputnik)
WNU Editor: This is where the first B-21s will be based …. Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota will host the B-21- bomber (Times of the Air Force).