Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider

Die Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider is 'n voorgestelde bomwerper onder ontwikkeling by Northrop Grumman in Amerika. Die bomwerper sal deel word van die langafstandbomwerperaanvalsprogram (LRS-B) van die Amerikaanse Lugmag. Die bomwerper sal oor 'n baie lang togafstand beskik met verskuilkenmerke wat konvensionele bomme sowel as kernwapens kan dra. [2][3][4]

Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider
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Amerikaanse Lugmag kunstenaarsvoorstelling van die B-21 Raider
Tipe Bomwerper
Vervaardiger Northrop Grumman
Status Ontwikkelingsfase
Hoofgebruiker Amerikaanse Lugmag
Eenheidskoste VS$564 milljoen (2016, geprojekteer)[1]

Daar word verwag dat die bomwerper in diens gestel sal word in 2025. Dit moet die bestaande vloot van Rockwell B-1 Lancers, Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirits,[5][1] en Boeing B-52 Stratofortresse bystaan en uiteindelik vervang. [6][7]

VerwysingsWysig

  1. 1,0 1,1 Gertler, Jeremiah (17 Junie 2017). "Air Force B-21 Raider Long-Range Strike Bomber" (PDF). Congressional Research Service.
  2. Gulick, Ed (12 Julie 2014). "AF moves forward with future bomber". Amerikaanse Lugmag.
  3. Petersen, Melody (7 Februarie 2015). "New stealth bomber contract likely to be boon for Antelope Valley". The LA Times.
  4. Osborn, Kris. "The Northrop Grumman B-21 Stealth Bomber: Simply Unstoppable?". The National Interest.
  5. Jeremiah Gertler (7 Junie 2017). "Air Force B-21 Raider Long-Range Strike Bomber". Congressional Research Service (CRS). Besoek op 23 Januarie 2018. B-21s would initially replace aging B-1 and B-52 bombers, and would possibly replace B-2s in the future.[dooie skakel]
  6. "New B-21 bomber named 'Raider': U.S. Air Force". Reuters. 19 September 2016. Besoek op 23 April 2017. The stealth B-21, the first new U.S. bomber of the 21st century, is part of an effort to replace the Air Force's aging B-52 and B-1 bombers, though it is not slated to be ready for combat use before 2025.
  7. "US Air Force requests $156.3 billion in FY19, plans to retire B-1, B-2 fleets". Defense News. 12 Februarie 2018. Besoek op 13 Februarie 2018.