The U.S. Army’s first B-21 Raider bomber is being developed and assembled, and the U.S. Air Force recently released the latest concept drawings, which can be used to understand the latest design of the B-21, and the U.S. Army also said the first B-21 bomber is expected to be delivered in the mid-2020s.
According to the Defense Blog, the U.S. Air Force released a press release on its official website on the 6th, revealing the latest concept plan of the B-21 bomber. Although the classified nature of the plan prevents the outside world from knowing the nuances, the report points out that the concept plan reveals that although the overall plan has not changed much, the visual design has improved and a new design of the cockpit windshield can also be seen.
The press release states that the B-21 has a mature preliminary design and is currently in the development phase. The focus at this stage is on strengthening the manufacturing infrastructure to prepare for initial production, and the B-21 is expected to be delivered to Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota in the mid-2020s.
The press release emphasizes that nuclear weapons modernization is a major mission for the U.S. Department of Defense and Air Force, and that the B-21’s ability to perform long-range conventional and nuclear-related missions in a high-pressure environment will be one of the keys to that modernization.