The U.S. Air Force’s bomber force of the future will consist of Northrop Grumman’s next-generation B-21 and Boeing’s Vietnam-era B-52 Stratofortress, after the supersonic Rockwell B-1B and stealthy Northrop B-2 are phased out. As Northrop’s next-generation B-21 “Raider” comes online in the mid-2020s, the Air Force wants to sunset the nuclear-capable B-2 and conventional B-1, the service confirmed Feb. 12. Aerospace DAILY first reported the news Feb. 11 ...


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