The U.S. Air Force plans to have a hundred of these fighter planes, which have the shape of a flying barrel similar to their predecessor, the B-2 Spirit. However, they will have more advanced materials, propulsion and stealth technology to better manage future conflicts, the AP agency pointed out.
The B-21 Raider is undergoing flight tests, US Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanekov said. According to them, the purpose of the new superweapon is to prevent aggression and strategic flow against the United States, its allies and partners.
The B-21 Raider is the first new American bomber in over 30 years, and every part of its program is a secret. It is clearly explained: to prevent, in particular, from gaining access to its technologies, as was done with other American advanced weapons systems. For example, in the case of the F-35 aircraft.
In 2016, the B-21 bomber received the designation Raider, after the famous Doolittle Raid operation, during which ten American B-25B Mitchell bombers raided Tokyo in 1942, in retaliation for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour.
According to Northrop Grumman, the B-21 Raider will penetrate above ground where ninety percent of the current US bomber fleet cannot. These are B-1B Lancer and B-52 Stratofortress bombers, which are relatively easy components for modern anti-aircraft defense systems. I have ten percent of your B-2 Spirit stealth bomber left.