Affordability, maintainability and sustainability are integrated into every design decision of the B-21 Raider.
Making the detectable undetectable. That’s Defining Possible.
The Future of Long-Range Strike
When it comes to delivering America’s resolve, the B-21 Raider will be standing by, silent and ready. We are providing America’s warfighters with an advanced aircraft offering a combination of range, payload, and survivability. The B-21 Raider will be capable of penetrating the toughest defenses to deliver precision strikes anywhere in the world. The B-21 is the future of deterrence.
Secretary of the Air Force Opens AFA Conference Confirming Five B-21 Test Aircraft in Flow
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The B-21 Raider: Infused With Stealthy Lessons Learned For Maintenance And Support
The B-21 Raider: A Bomber That Is Both Low Observable And Easier to Maintain
Using advanced stealth materials and digital tools, the B-21 Raider will be more affordable, maintainable and sustainable.
Meet the Raiders
On April 18, 1942, 80 men and 16 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers set off on what some said was an impossible mission, to change the course of World War II. The actions of these 80 volunteers, led by Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle, were instrumental in shifting momentum in the Pacific theater and setting the stage for victory at the Battle of Midway.
These men, dubbed the Doolittle Raiders, launched 16 B-25s off the flight deck of the USS Hornet, despite the plane not being designed for carrier operations. The raid acted as a catalyst to many future innovations in U.S. air superiority from land or sea. That bold, innovative and courageous spirit of the Doolittle Raiders has been the inspiration behind the name of America’s next generation bomber, the B-21 Raider, in development now by the U.S. Air Force and Northrop Grumman.
Studies and Reports
Northrop Grumman’s B-21 Raider will play a vital role in U.S. national security and strategic deterrence. Read the latest studies and reports about this critical mission.