U.S. Air Force releases first official images of $ 600 million long-range bomber concept.
The B-21 Raider will be a long-range, high-survivability stealth bomber capable of carrying various types of ammunition, including nuclear ones. New plane created to replace the outdated B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit.
Currently, the B-21 is still under development, and its maiden flight should take place no earlier than 2021 at Ellsworth Base in South Dakota. According to the contractor, this is the most optimistic forecast for the start of tests, since due to the many technical difficulties, the creation of a combat prototype may be delayed..
US Air Force plans to buy at least 100 from Northrop Grumman such bombers at a price of about $ 600 million per unit.
Recall that last year, China demonstrated a prototype of a round a military stealth helicopter resembling a UFO.
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: Air Force Global Strike Command