Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider

Video shows Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider first flight

Video shows Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider first flight

B-21 Raider first flight Taken on Nov. 10, 2023 the video in this post features the first flight of the… Read More

4 weeks ago

Northrop Grumman to develop SiAW, a new Stand-in Attack Weapon for the F-35 and possibly the B-21

SiAW or Stand-in Attack Weapon Northrop Grumman Corporation announced on Sep. 25, 2023 the US Air Force (USAF) has awarded… Read More

2 months ago

USAF and Northrop Grumman release New Photos of the B-21; Raider has begun engine runs

Engine testing is an essential milestone for the B-21 Raider program as the world’s first sixth-generation aircraft continues on the… Read More

3 months ago

Northrop Grumman Says Australia’s B-21 Raider Procurement maybe “on the table,” but not now

According to Australia’s just-released Defense Strategic Review the country’s defense ministry “has undertaken detailed discussions in Australia and the United… Read More

7 months ago

USAF wants to retire 310 aircraft (including 42 A-10s and 32 F-22s) to put greater dollars toward NGAD fighter and Collaborative Combat Aircraft

In FY24, officials are asking Congress permission to bid adieu to fleets like the E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar… Read More

9 months ago

B-21 Will Be ‘Backbone’ of Bomber Fleet, B-52 will remain in service with a projected service life of 100 years, AFGSC Boss Says

As the B-2 and B-1 will come offline in favor of the B-21, the USAF is moving from a three-bomber… Read More

9 months ago

‘USAF needs Stealth Tankers to Survive Chinese Missiles,’ Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall Says

Secretary Frank Kendall recently said that given China’s growing reach with precision missiles, the USAF must shift away from traditional… Read More

11 months ago

B-21 Raider, the World’s First Sixth-Generation Aircraft, makes public debut; will become backbone of USAF bomber fleet

The event did not provide much new information about the B-21 Raiders’s capabilities, though; no further programmatic details, such as… Read More

1 year ago

The B-21 will have a “digital twin” and will eliminate the “block upgrade” approach to modernization: Northrop Grumman releases New B-21 Raider Details Ahead of Rollout

Days before the first B-21 Raider is set to emerge from Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale, Calif., factory, the company revealed new… Read More

1 year ago

USAF to unveil B-21 Raider bomber first week in December

The USAF confirmed it plans to reveal the B-21 Raider in the first week of December during an unveiling ceremony… Read More

1 year ago

USAF has Postponed the First Flight of the B-21 Raider Stealth Bomber to 2023

The USAF has postponed the B-21 Raider stealth bomber first flight to 2023, pushing back at least six months from… Read More

2 years ago

Six B-21 Raider Stealth Bombers in Production, Fuel Control Software Already Tested – Air Force Global Strike Command Top General says

US Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall stated in september 2021 that five B-21s were in production. Maj. Gen. Jason R.… Read More

2 years ago

B-52 maintainer explains how heavy maintenance is helping the iconic BUFF to stay in service forever

‘We do heavy maintenance to the B-52. I mean heavy,’ Darren Dennis, Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice at US Air Force. Since… Read More

2 years ago

USAF releases new B-21 Raider artist rendering with Edwards Air Force Base as the backdrop

The USAF released a new B-21 Raider artist rendering graphic on Jul. 6, 2021. As with past renderings, this rendering… Read More

2 years ago

Ellsworth Air Force Base officially selected as first base to receive USAF first operational B-21 Raider Strategic Bombers

The Secretary of the Air Force officially selected Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, as the location to host the… Read More

2 years ago

USAF top secret B-21 bomber to fly for first time in Mid-2022, Second Raider under Construction

The B-21 will be available for service around 2026 or 2027. While the first B-21 is expected to roll out… Read More

3 years ago

B-1B fatigue test started in 2012 will end next year after simulated 73 years of flying

The plan is to stress the B-1B fuselage to a “certified service life” of 27,000 hours, while its wing is… Read More

3 years ago