Northrop Grumman Company (NYSE: NOC) and the U.S. Air Drive unveiled the B-21 Raider to the world at the moment. The B-21 joins the nuclear triad as a visual and versatile deterrent designed for the U.S. Air Drive to satisfy its most advanced missions. The B-21 Raider types the spine of the longer term for U.S. air energy, main a strong household of techniques that ship a brand new period of functionality and adaptability by way of superior integration of knowledge, sensors and weapons. Its sixth-generation capabilities embody stealth, info benefit and open structure. The B-21 is able to networking throughout the battlespace to a number of techniques, and into all domains. Supported by a digital ecosystem all through its lifecycle, the B-21 can shortly evolve by way of speedy expertise upgrades that present new capabilities to outpace future threats.

“The Northrop Grumman workforce develops and delivers expertise that advances science, appears to be like into the longer term and brings it to the right here and now. The B-21 Raider defines a brand new period in expertise and strengthens America’s position of delivering peace by way of deterrence,” stated Kathy Warden, chair, chief government officer and president, Northrop Grumman.


“With the B-21, the U.S. Air Drive will be capable of deter or defeat threats wherever on the planet. The B-21 exemplifies how Northrop Grumman is main the trade in digital transformation and digital engineering, in the end delivering extra worth to our prospects,” stated Tom Jones, company vice chairman and president, Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Programs.

The Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider Stealth Strategic Bomber will likely be a dual-capable, penetrating-strike stealth bomber able to delivering each typical and nuclear munitions. The B-21 will kind the spine of the longer term Air Drive bomber power consisting of B-21s and B-52s. (U.S. Air Drive photograph)

“The B-21 Raider is a testomony to America’s enduring benefits in ingenuity and innovation. And it’s proof of the Division’s long-term dedication to constructing superior capabilities that can fortify America’s capability to discourage aggression, at the moment and into the longer term. Now, strengthening and sustaining U.S. deterrence is on the coronary heart of our Nationwide Protection Technique. This bomber was constructed on a basis of sturdy, bipartisan assist in Congress. And due to that assist, we’ll quickly fly this plane, check it after which transfer into manufacturing,” stated Secretary of Protection Lloyd J. Austin III.

The Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider is an American strategic bomber underneath improvement for america Air Drive (USAF) by Northrop Grumman. As a part of the Lengthy Vary Strike Bomber (LRS-B) program, it’s to be a long-range, stealth intercontinental strategic bomber for the USAF, in a position to ship typical and thermonuclear weapons. The B-21 Raider is known as in honor of the Doolittle Raids of World Struggle II when 80 males, led by Lt. Col. James “Jimmy” Doolittle, and 16 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers set off on a mission that modified the course of World Struggle II. The designation B-21 acknowledges the Raider as the primary bomber of the twenty first century. As of 2022, the B-21 is predicted to enter service by 2026 or 2027. It’s to enhance and ultimately substitute the Air Drive’s Rockwell B-1 Lancer, Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit, and Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bombers.

The B-21 Raider was unveiled to the public at a ceremony December 2, 2022 in Palmdale, Calif. Designed to operate in tomorrow's high-end threat environment, the B-21 will play a critical role in ensuring America's enduring airpower capability.
The Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider Stealth Strategic Bomber was unveiled to the general public at a ceremony December 2, 2022 in Palmdale, Calif. Designed to function in tomorrow’s high-end risk setting, the B-21 will play a important position in guaranteeing America’s enduring airpower functionality. (U.S. Air Drive photograph)