Flight Testing Of The B-21 Raider Stealth Bomber Is On Track | Aviation

B 21 Raider Agm 181 Lrso Updates 1.jpg

Developed with the next generation of stealth technology and an open systems architecture, the B-21 Raider will serve as the backbone of America’s bomber fleet. (Photo: Northrop Grumman)

The secretive test campaign is proceeding well, according to the Air Force acquisition chief, and working its way through test objectives.

As we often reported, the new B-21 Raider stealth bomber is currently undergoing flight testing at Edwards Air Force Base, California, although the U.S. Air Force has been tight-lipped about the status of the secretive aircraft since the first flight. The service has not even released photos of the Raider in flight or at Edwards A.F.B., and the ones available so far are from photographers who spotted it during its first flight or flying overhead during the following months.

On May 8, 2024, Air Force’s Service Acquisition Executive Andrew Hunter provided a rare update on the B-21’s status in a testimony to the Senate Committee on Armed Services regarding the Air Force modernization. The new info came out when Hunter was asked about the air leg of the nuclear triad, which will be composed by the B-21 and the Long-Range Stand-Off nuclear missile.

“We are in the flight test program, the flight test program is proceeding well,” said Hunter in response to Sen. Mark Kelly regarding the developments of the B-21 program. “It is doing what flight…

Source theaviationist.com

We use income earning auto affiliate links. More on Sponsored links.
Ad Amazon : The reality of UFOs and extraterrestrials is here for those with the courage to examine it. We are not alone! We are only one of many different humanoids in a universe teeming with other intelligent life?

Ad Amazon : Books UFO
Ad Amazon : Binoculars
Ad Amazon : Telescopes

Related Posts