The Air Force will unveil its new B-21 Raider stealth bomber on Friday
The U.S. Air Force and Northrop Grumman plan to unveil the latest stealth aircraft called the B-21 Raider at the company’s facility in Palmdale, California, this Friday.
“The B-21 is the most advanced military aircraft ever built and is a product of pioneering innovation and technological excellence,” said Dough Young, industry vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems in a statement of press “The Raider shows the dedication and skills of the thousands of people who work every day to deliver this aircraft.”
Northrop was awarded a contract in 2015 to design and build the world’s most advanced attack aircraft.
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The B-21 was manufactured using advanced manufacturing techniques and advanced stealth technology. It’s a sixth-generation aircraft, which Northrop corporate president Tom Jones said is “optimized for operations in highly contested environments.”
The aircraft, according to Northrop’s website, is designed to perform long-range conventional and nuclear missions.
The company currently has six aircraft being assembled in Palmdale, and the first B-21 is scheduled to enter flight sometime in 2023, pending ground test results.
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The presentation on Friday is by invitation only.
Northrop Grumman Corp develops and manufactures advanced aircraft systems. The Aeronautical Systems segment is engaged in the design, development, production, integration, sustainment and modernization of advanced management systems, weapon and aircraft systems and mission systems.
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