Before the event, however, the company called it “the world’s first sixth generation aircraft”, making it the technology used today. from military jets It means it’s much more advanced.
According to ABC News, the US Defense Minister Lloyd Austin during the incident “no other long-range bomber of the B-21 Austin also said that “fifty years of advances in observable technology” have been transferred to the aircraft and that even the most advanced air defense systems will have trouble spotting a B-21 in the sky.
Pentagon unveils B-21 Raider aircraft with advanced stealth technology
Northrop Grumman In the previous announcement, he had said that the aircraft was designed using next-generation stealth technology, so that it could not be detected even by advanced radars and air defense systems. air and To Space Force Magazine According to a Northrop Grumman official, the B-21 can fly in full stealth mode every day, unlike the current model, which requires hundreds of hours of maintenance between missions. The aircraft will use a cheaper and easier-to-maintain cloud-based digital infrastructure, and the military will be able to offer rapid upgrades to all individual components so that they are always protected against evolving threats.
Northrop Grumman It is currently working on six B-21 units that are in various stages of production, but the Air Force is expected to order at least 100 of them. Army, first units of the 2020s It will begin testing the stealth bomber in California next year before it enters service by the middle of the year.