The USAF won’t buy more than 100 B-21 Raiders because it may come up with something better by the time all those aircraft are built

The USAF won’t buy more than 100 B-21 Raiders

By Dario Leone
Apr 17 2024
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The USAF won’t buy more than 100 B-21 Raider bombers

USAF won’t buy more than 100 B-21 stealth bombers.

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The USAF won’t buy more than 100 B-21 Raiders because it may come up with something better by the time all those aircraft are built

The Raider

The B-21 Raider will be the backbone of the bomber fleet and will incrementally replace the B-1 and B-2 bombers as sufficient numbers of B-21s are available. The state-of-the-art bomber will provide survivable, long-range, penetrating strike capabilities to deter aggression and protect the US, allies, and partners.

Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., will be the first B-21 operational base.

The USAF won’t buy more than 100 B-21 Raiders because it may come up with something better by the time all those aircraft are built

B-21 is the first new bomber to be introduced since the end of the Cold War. The aircraft is designed with updated stealth qualities and mission flexibility that senior leaders in the Air Force and across the Department of Defense say are necessary to achieve the US goal of achieving integrated deterrence, and if necessary, capabilities required to successfully respond to aggression anywhere in the world at any time.

The USAF won’t buy more than 100 B-21 Raiders because it may come up with something better by the time all those aircraft are built

Photo credit: Tech. Sgt. William OBrien, 94th Airlift Wing photographer / U.S. Air Force, Matt Hartman Twitter profile, U.S. Air Force and Northrop Grumman


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Dario Leone

Dario Leone

Dario Leone is an aviation, defense and military writer. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviation Geek Club” one of the world’s most read military aviation blogs. His writing has appeared in The National Interest and other news media. He has reported from Europe and flown Super Puma and Cougar helicopters with the Swiss Air Force.

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