Тема: B-21 Raider
The Air Force released a B-21 Raider fact sheet.
The B-21 Raider will be a dual-capable penetrating strike stealth bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. The B-21 will form the backbone of the future Air Force bomber force consisting of B-21s and B-52s.
The B-21 Raider will be a component of a larger family of systems for conventional Long Range Strike, including Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, electronic attack, communication and other capabilities. It will be nuclear capable and designed to accommodate manned or unmanned operations.
The B-21 is being designed with open systems architecture to reduce integration risk and enable competition for future modernization efforts.
The Air Force awarded the B-21 Engineering and Manufacturing Development contract to Northrop Grumman on October 27th, 2015. Northrop Grumman’s partners on the B-21 program include Pratt & Whitney, Janicki Industries, Collins Aerospace, GKN Aerospace, BAE Systems and Spirit Aerosystems.
In 2018, the program successfully conducted the weapon systems Critical Design Review.
Primary Function: Nuclear-capable, penetrating strike stealth bomber.
Inventory: Minimum of 100 aircraft
Average Unit Procurement Cost: $550 million (base year 2010 dollars) /$639 million (base year 2019 dollars)
Munitions: Nuclear and conventional
Отредактировано VasYa (08.07.2021 17:27:47)