Ten things we know for sure about the Air Force’s secret B-21 bomber

Loren Thompson breaks down what is known about the USAF's next bomber for Forbes.com.

USAF artist's rendering of the B-21 Raider.
USAF artist's rendering of the B-21 Raider.
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WASHINGTON - The head of the Air Force office overseeing development of the secret B-21 next-generation bomber remarked last month in a public forum that he “would not bet on” the plane accomplishing its first flight as planned in December of 2021, writes Loren Thompson for Forbes.com. Continue reading original article

The Intelligent Aerospace take:

November 11, 2019-In Thompson's breakdown for Forbes, the aerospace and defense writer notes that the USAF's won't be as futuristic as some might think with specs locked in largely 10 years ago. In addition, costs were kept low - very low, actually as Thompson claims the average cost may be below that of a widebody commercial jet. It will, however, have the ability to get anywhere in the world to drop its payload, which can include nuclear weapons. For a full rundown, click above to continue reading the original story.

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