U.S. Bomber Fleets On Chopping Block As B-21 Debuts

B-21 bomber
The B-21 will enter flight testing with major subsystems, such as the radar, already installed.
Credit: U.S. Air Force
To paraphrase Charles Dickens, the best of times and the worst of times lie ahead in 2022 for the U.S. Air Force bomber fleet. Over the next 12 months, the Air Force is expected to roll out—and perhaps even fly—the B-21 Raider, the first new stealth bomber in 22 years to roll off Northrop Grumman’s...

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