The B-21 Raider: America’s Next Bomber is Ready to Roll Out

An artist's rendering depicts the B-21 at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., one of the bases expected to host the Raider once it reaches the force. Courtesy graphic/Northrop Grumman

WASHINGTON — The coming year will see the U.S. Air Force’s most anticipated new aircraft rollout in recent memory as the service debuts its next stealth bomber.

But 2022 will also bring what are expected to be tough choices and retirements as part of the upcoming budget proposal for the following fiscal year.

The B-21 Raider will be rolled out to the public in 2022, though there is no concrete date. Several months afterward, the Raider will make its first test flight.

“We’ll do something special as we bring out the B-21,” such as a ceremony for the unveiling or the follow-on first flight, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown said in September during Defense One’s online State of Defense conference.

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Robert Powell
Robert Powell
7 months ago

How long ago did the Chinese get the blueprints on this one?

7 months ago

Cool! What is its/his/her/their gender and which pronouns does it use in flight?

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