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New B-21 Raider Stealth Bomber Scheduled To Make Its First Flight In Late 2021 | The Drive

New B-21 Raider Stealth Bomber Scheduled To Make Its First Flight In Late 2021 | The Drive

The U.S. Air Force’s new B-21 Raider stealth bomber, which Northrop Grumman has been developing in extreme secrecy, is set to make its first flight on or about Dec. 3, 2021. The service had already previously revealed that the bombers would undergo their initial testing at Edwards Air Force Base in California and that it will base the first operational examples at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota in the mid-2020s.

Air Force Magazine was first to announce the date on Twitter, citing U.S. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff General Stephen Wilson, who was speaking at an event that the Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute was hosting in Washington, D.C., on July 24, 2019. Wilson says he has a countdown feature on his wristwatch that says there are around 863 days left before the first flight, which gives the December 2021 date.

Source: New B-21 Raider Stealth Bomber Scheduled To Make Its First Flight In Late 2021 | The Drive

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