You are currently viewing Stealth Surprises: The U.S. Has Big Plans for the B-21 Raider

Stealth Surprises: The U.S. Has Big Plans for the B-21 Raider

The Raider Could Be a Game Changer for the U.S. Air Force – The U.S. Air Force is hoping for a big upgrade. It has tens of billions of dollars earmarked toward its new B-21 Raider$32 billion through fiscal year 2027, to be exact. It is still not totally clear just how many new stealth bombers that appropriation will produce, but Air Force brass hopes it will yield at least 100 new aircraft. Will it reach this number? Or will we see piecemeal production, with lots of 20 new bombers entering service every five years or so, depending on the acquisition life cycle and congressional needs?

The Air Force proposes a progressive increase in funding for the B-21 each fiscal year, beginning at around $1.79 billion for fiscal year 2023 and growing to $5.02 billion in 2027. 

An All-Purpose Bomber

The funds will help pay for an interesting

..... (Read more by following the post link below)

This post was originally published on this site

Also See...