As First B-21 Begins Ground Test, Plan For Uncrewed Teaming Emerges

B-21 concept
The first B-21 Raider has begun ground testing at Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale, California, facility as the sixth aircraft begins assembly.
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The first Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider has rolled off its assembly line and will begin ground testing, just as the U.S. Air Force starts planning for a future uncrewed aircraft that will fly alongside the bomber with extra sensors or weapons. Sixth B-21 begins assembly at Plant 42 U.S. Air Force...

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