Air Force to unveil B-21 later this year

By Shelley K. Mesch / September 20, 2022 at 1:36 PM

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- The Air Force will unveil its B-21 Raider in December, acquisition chief Andrew Hunter said Monday.

The service has been tight-lipped on the next-generation nuclear bomber for the past several years.

A specific date for the rollout has not been set, but it is slated for first week of December, Hunter told reporters at the Air and Space Forces Association’s Air, Space and Cyber conference.

Northrop Grumman began manufacturing five B-21 test aircraft last year, and the Air Force awarded the business $108 million earlier this year for advance procurement funds.