Air Force's B-21 Will Be a High-Tech Doomsday Machine

Key point: The B-2 is already a powerful and sneaky bomber armed with nuclear weapons. But the B-21 promises to be even stealthier and with new technologies that will make it the ideal weapons system to carry out a strategic attack.

On October 27, 2015, nearly thirty-four years to the day after Northrop Grumman was awarded the contract to develop the first stealth bomber, the U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop a contract for a new bomber: the B-21 Raider. While many of the details of the Raider are shrouded in mystery, we do know a few things about it, and can infer others.

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