USAF releases first official images of B-21 Raider in flight | Airlines

The United States Air Force (USAF) has released its first official images of the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider while undertaking secretive test flights at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

The Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider, the US’s next-generation stealth bomber, was officially unveiled on December 2, 2022, but photos of the aircraft in flying during testing have not been made public before by the USAF.

The B-21 Raider is expected to gradually replace the aging B-2 Spirit and the B-1 Lancer strategic bombers, which have been crucial assets in the USAF’s long-range strike capabilities for decades.

During testimony at the Senate Armed Services Committee on May 8, 2024, Andrew Hunter, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, confirmed that flight testing is currently on track.

“We are in the flight test program, the flight test program is proceeding well,” Hunter said. “It is doing what flight test programs are designed to do, which is helping us learn about the unique characteristics of this platform, but in a very, very effective way.”

Image US Air Force.

The B-21 Raider has been conducting ground testing, taxiing and flight operations and is expected to enter active service by 2026.

The B-21 weapon system is manufactured under the Air Force’s contract with Northrop Grumman and is designed to be updated…


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