The United States Air Force has just announced that they have chosen the B-21 Raider as their next-generation strategic bomber. This aircraft is aimed to replace the aging B-52 Stratofortress and B-1 Lancer fleet and will be a significant part of American air warfare for years to come. The B-21 Raider is still in development, but it promises to be a formidable weapon against our enemies.
Since the early days of military aviation, bombers have been a mainstay of air combat. They can carry large payloads and strike targets deep in enemy territory. The B-21 Raider is the latest in a long line of bombers, and it is poised to become one of the most important weapons in the US arsenal.
The development of the B-21 was kept under wraps, but Air Force started development in February 2015. In May 2016, the Air Force awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman to build the first 21 bombers.
It was designed from the ground up to be stealthy and capable of carrying out a wide range of missions. The first prototype flew in December 2015, and the aircraft is now entering service with the US Air Force.