U.S. Air Force Names B-21 Stealth Bomber ‘Raider’

Credit: U.S. Air Force; background by James Drew/AW&ST
Almost seven months after designating Northrop Grumman’s next-generation stealth aircraft the B-21, U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James said on Sept. 19 it will be called the Raider, in honor of the Doolittle Raiders who took on the Japanese during World War II. The name came about through a poll...

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