The U.S. is building five state-of-the-art B-21 bombers
B-21 bombers will be deployed at air bases in Missouri, Texas, and South Dakota.
The U.S. corporation Northrop Grumman is carrying out on request at the Pentagon is currently assembling five strategic next-generation bombers, B-21 Raider. This was reported Tuesday, Sept. 21, by Defense Brief, citing a statement from U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall.
"As I give my speech, the assembly of the five B-21s to be used for testing is underway at the Palmdale, California, facility. You will never hear me make optimistic predictions about the implementation of any particular program. All programs have risks, and the B-21 program is no exception, but it's working well at the moment," the secretary said at an Air Force Association conference in National Harbor, Md.
Earlier this year, Air Force officials indicated that the Northrop Grumman plant in Palmdale has two B-21s in various stages of production, with the first Raider expected to roll out in early 2022 and the first flight in the middle of that year.
As the portal recalls, the Pentagon signed a contract with Northrop Grumman to develop the bombers on Oct. 27, 2015. The B-21s will be stationed at Whiteman (Missouri), Dyess (Texas), and Ellsworth (South Dakota) airbases. The Pentagon expects the Raider to be fielded in the mid-2020s.
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