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In the US Air Force called the base for future flight tests B-21 Raider

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In the United States, they decided on Air Force bases, where they are going to conduct tests of long-range B-21 Raider stealth bombers. These combat aircraft, we recall, are created by Northrop Grumman. US Air Force plans are as follows: the beginning of flight tests of the B-21 should begin no later than 2025 of the year.


In the US Air Force called the base for future flight tests B-21 Raider


The US media said that the B-21 Raider will be located at Tinker air bases in Oklahoma and Edwards in California. On the aviation The US Air Force base Tinker is a logistics center that is part of the Air Force Support System. It is planned to start work in this center with the participation of specialists from the manufacturer.

In addition to the program, it is planned to attract US Air Force bases in the states of Utah and Georgia. There, promising American bombers will be able to undergo maintenance and maintenance. These bases will have warehouses with spare parts for the B-21 Raider.

On the basis of Edwards, located in the Mojave desert area of ​​California, it is planned to carry out the first flight tests of these combat vehicles after the production of an experimental batch of several units.

The US Air Force Command said that the bases in Oklahoma and California "will open a new page as in their own storiesand in the history of all American military aviation. "

It is reported that all bases for testing and further maintenance of the B-21 Raider will be equipped by the 2025 year. In total, the United States plans to deliver about 100 of such aircraft to the troops, costing about 638 million dollars each.

Earlier it became known that the B-21 Raider will be equipped with Pratt & Whitney engines. The aircraft is created primarily as a flying platform for new modifications of the nuclear weapons.
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  1. cokol-xnumx
    cokol-xnumx 17 November 2018 08: 02
    -1
    a beautiful "bird" in the picture, sorry for the S-400, our egoist himself does not fly and does not give to others, he will bend the bird like a raven's falcon !!! ...
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 17 November 2018 08: 36
      +4
      He will not even have to enter the air defense zone; he will launch missiles and turn around for 1000 kilometers.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 17 November 2018 08: 57
        +4
        I think it's different. Americans are confidently betting on "stealth" rather than "speed" for another 50 years to come.
        Why? Most likely, a defensive laser will be built into the fuselage of the future bomber (the size of the aircraft allows). To damage the seeker attacking the missile defense aircraft. Then, in combination with stealth, and in the air defense zone, you can enter more boldly.
        1. bulvas
          bulvas 17 November 2018 09: 06
          +4
          Quote: voyaka uh
          another 50 years in advance.



          Of course, the future needs to be brought closer
          Without labor and without costs this will not work.

          But is it necessary to spend money on weapons?

          Stephen Hawking wrote that mankind is engaged in all kinds of nonsense - millions of unnecessary goods, huge expenditures on weapons, while the Earth remains defenseless from space, even from a more or less large asteroid, or from a serious natural cataclysm


          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 17 November 2018 10: 30
            +4
            Here I absolutely agree with you and Hawking: humanity still carries with it the atavisms of the Stone Age. "My" good "tribe is your" bad "tribe." "We must kill you so that you don't kill me" and so on. sad "our shaman is wise - your shaman is weak - we will defeat you and eat you." stop
            And we will have to defend our planet from disasters collectively: all tribes together drinks
            1. bulvas
              bulvas 17 November 2018 12: 19
              +2
              Quote: voyaka uh
              And we will have to defend our planet from disasters collectively: all tribes together


              Strongly about this in Cixin Liu, "Eternal Life of Death"

              It seems that only an external threat will make people take up the mind



              As for the new superbomber, stealth and other things - already tired of reading about it

              Where to go?

              You can also understand what will bring the stars closer or prolong life

              But means of attack ??

              Why do they need all this?

              In response, we have to create Poseidons, do we need this?

              They increase debt to create new weapons and
              create new weapons to lend

              Who's wrong with his head?


        2. KCA
          KCA 17 November 2018 09: 31
          0
          What will be the rate of fire? While it will recharge after the first impulse, at least one rocket will fly into it, or even three
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 17 November 2018 10: 31
            +1
            I do not know this, but it is clear that this is the future.
            1. KCA
              KCA 17 November 2018 10: 56
              +2
              Maybe the future, but very distant, for example, "Peresvet" is a whole fleet of vehicles, besides the laser installation, there are 5 or 6 more cars, these are generators, and batteries, and ionistors, a control point, I suppose the radar has its own, all this economy is in Boeing 787 is hard to shove, and it's not realistic at all in a stealth bomber
              1. voyaka uh
                voyaka uh 17 November 2018 11: 06
                0
                These are combat (attacking) strategic lasers. A defensive laser does not require a lot of space and energy. Israel successfully sells a laser on the commercial market that protects liners from take-off / landing MANPADS. This is a small container attached to the bottom of the fuselage. To protect against SAM, you need a more powerful laser, but it will also be compact. There is a lot of energy on the plane - the engine always has a reserve (for afterburner).
                1. Avior
                  Avior 17 November 2018 12: 57
                  +1
                  this is a laser to create interference, it is low-power, it needs more power to damage the seeker, but it is quite possible for a bomber - in front of the seeker the missile with radar guidance is covered with a plastic cap, the electronics are very sensitive to overheating, only 150-180 degrees for silicon - and it will exit system.
                  the use of a laser against missiles attacking an airplane is the most promising today.
        3. Machito
          Machito 17 November 2018 12: 11
          0
          American stealth stealth is found in various radio ranges by modern air defense systems. They are good against a weak adversary.
      2. Ros 56
        Ros 56 17 November 2018 10: 48
        0
        I'm afraid he won’t have to fly at that price.
        1. VIT101
          VIT101 17 November 2018 20: 21
          +2
          Quote: Ros 56
          I'm afraid he won’t have to fly at that price.


          The price in comparison with its predecessor B-2 Spirit is not that big. That costs more than $ 2 billion. This is 3 times less.
      3. NEXUS
        NEXUS 17 November 2018 18: 42
        +2
        Quote: Vadim237
        He will not even have to enter the air defense zone; he will launch missiles and turn around for 1000 kilometers.

        When it is to be created and put into series, then air defense systems will most likely have missiles flying over much greater distances.
        In addition, if tests begin in the year 25, then, at best, by the 30th he will be put into production. And by then ROFAR will already be used everywhere, and therefore all this stealth tinsel will be useless.
    2. gunnerminer
      gunnerminer 17 November 2018 08: 41
      -4
      - sorry for the S-400, our egoist himself does not fly and does not give others-

      Gives. Regularly. On the Syrian bridgehead.
    3. Svetlana
      Svetlana 17 November 2018 20: 52
      0
      Quote: cokol-161

      beautiful "bird" in the picture

      There is a contradiction between the requirements of stealth and fuel economy. Stealth requires the use of a turbofan engine with a small bypass ratio and a small diameter fan (compressor) to hide the dimensions of the turbofan engine in the fuselage. Profitability requires the use of turbofan engines with a large degree of bypass and with a large diameter fan. In addition, they say that the S-300 and S-400 radars see B-2, F-22, F-35. It is not stealth that can come to the forefront of priorities, but profitability. Therefore, the appearance of the B-21 Raider may not be the same as in the figure.
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  3. rocket757
    rocket757 17 November 2018 08: 04
    0
    Are you ready again formidable, we can completely invisible !?
    The developer company had successful aircraft, were not very successful, like everyone else. Wait and see.
    1. Semurg
      Semurg 17 November 2018 08: 12
      +1
      Quote: rocket757
      Are you ready again formidable, we can completely invisible !?
      The developer company had successful aircraft, were not very successful, like everyone else. Wait and see.

      The price is still crazy and the appearance is phantasmagoric, but if you order it, you can afford it and see the methods and ways of using this lithak.
      1. Tersky
        Tersky 17 November 2018 08: 39
        +1
        Quote: Semurg
        The price is still crazy and the appearance is phantasmagoric,

        A contract worth $ 21,4 billion to build the first five production aircraft was issued to Northrop Grumman in October 2015. In general, as part of the EMD phase, an 21 aircraft with a total value of 23,5 billion dollars will be built.
        1. sabakina
          sabakina 17 November 2018 10: 08
          -3
          If this litak looks like this picture, then I don’t understand how this iron will be kept in the air?
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 17 November 2018 10: 36
            -3
            Quote: sabakina
            If this litak looks like this picture, then I don’t understand how this iron will be kept in the air?

            There will be rocket skeet! Because of the type of plates it will fly.
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  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 17 November 2018 08: 14
    +1
    What a hard work, to come up with more and more new ways to "milk" and so a deficit budget ... Another wunderwafl who "beat everyone in one fell swoop ..." I'm afraid to even ask how much IT will cost in development ... And to him more you need the appropriate weapon, and electronics, and software .... And build a whole "fleet" of such ... and the location, and how much will the maintenance cost?
  5. ANCIENT
    ANCIENT 17 November 2018 08: 17
    0
    1000 percent that the price will grow several times as soon as the first prototype is put on the wing, and I am not sure in terms of time that they will create a fully combat-ready machine. They suffer from the F35, but here is a more technologically complex aircraft negative
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 17 November 2018 08: 22
      +2
      It will have many developments both with the V-2 and the F-35. In particular, the engines will take two pieces ready from the F-35. It will be of open architecture and software, therefore it will be easy to upgrade to any weapons of the future that have not yet appeared.
      1. Jerk
        Jerk 17 November 2018 08: 31
        0
        Which? Target designation for ground targets will be troit, how will the F-35 be banned or fly away from bases, like the F-22? laughing Nothing, but they'll still have a fucking cut ... Something I don't remember succeeded in completing megaprojects at the Pentagon over the past 20 years ... But they were all talking about such a blizzard, yes, a step forward, a new village, omeryga ponad mustache, and in general, there is no one to fight - everyone has already been defeated. Only upon the arrival of the S-300 did the US Department of Defense begin to howl that "we are sure Russia WILL ALLOW Israel's planes to fly over Syria" ... Although they seem to be invisible, and the S-300 seemed to be yelling at last wassat
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 17 November 2018 08: 43
          +2
          Both problems that you pointed out have already been resolved: both the F-22 fly around the world, and the F-35 receives a clear "picture" of the earth, created by its radar in scanning mode.
          1. Jerk
            Jerk 17 November 2018 08: 56
            -3
            Strongly not sure. For example, recently the news was again about problems with the oxygen supply system, which is why they were forbidden to fly over Alaska and away from bases, and about the overpowering over target designation systems, none of the Pentagon broke under each bush, as they like to do during overprices. Yes, and it doesn’t matter, does the F-35 have a lope there? About 5 hundred, about 1,5 of which are critical? ONE eliminated? laughing
            1. voyaka uh
              voyaka uh 17 November 2018 10: 37
              +3
              Malfunctions and bugs remained in the system of diagnostics (prognostics) of aircraft systems and network awareness (combat control in a network together with ground forces). They do not affect flight safety and the use of weapons.
              1. Jerk
                Jerk 17 November 2018 12: 37
                -2
                26 October 201812: 56
                F-35s don't fly again. Engineers are looking for two more malfunctions in the fuel system

                They do not affect flight safety and the use of weapons.

                30 August 2018, 01: 48
                Currently discovered 111 critical shortcomings of the first category, 855 - the second. Among the defects, problems with the ejection system and with the establishment of coordinates for dropping bombs are particularly highlighted, which can lead to erroneous striking, including in their units.

                And what, all eliminated? La-la, don’t! 15 failures per day were eliminated, yes, yes, only two remained. There appeared new ones soon, but not these eliminated, over there - with fuel pipes - there was a freshman, for example
        2. gunnerminer
          gunnerminer 17 November 2018 08: 43
          -2
          - "we are confident that Russia WILL ALLOW Israel's planes to fly over -

          You can’t do it during the day. You can do it at night.
      2. Vadim237
        Vadim237 17 November 2018 08: 35
        0
        This new car will be comparable in size to B 2 and the engines on it will be new, at least four pieces.
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 17 November 2018 08: 37
          0
          No, I think. It will be smaller than the B-2, and they are now writing about two engines (although before they wrote, indeed, about four).
          1. Solomon
            Solomon 17 November 2018 08: 40
            -4
            Quote: voyaka uh
            No, I think. It will be smaller than the B-2, and they are now writing about two engines (although before they wrote, indeed, about four).

            Israel will also buy a couple ..? Arabs to water .. wassat
            1. voyaka uh
              voyaka uh 17 November 2018 08: 44
              0
              Israel is unlikely to get it. And we don’t need to fly so far.
              1. Solomon
                Solomon 17 November 2018 09: 22
                -3
                Quote: voyaka uh
                Israel is unlikely to get it. And we don’t need to fly so far.

                laughing bully Well, how can I say Alex ...
                Just imagine, such a half-billion dollar garbage takes off from the airfield of Israel with a roar throughout the BV .. "Terrorists" are buried in the sand in fear with shouts of Allah Akbar))))
                PS But the Syrian and Russian anti-aircraft guns with a malicious smile will "lead" this "miracle" on their radars and look forward to the order "Wet it!" .. (joke))))
    2. gunnerminer
      gunnerminer 17 November 2018 08: 42
      -1
      They have an unlikely problem with the engines. Their Russian colleagues have a traditional focus on the motor.
  6. gunnerminer
    gunnerminer 17 November 2018 08: 41
    0
    -In total, the United States plans to supply about 100 of these aircraft with a cost of about $ 638 million each. -

    Without nuclear warheads, it can also be used in an unmanned version.
  7. keeper03
    keeper03 17 November 2018 09: 11
    0
    The Americans built 20 pcs. - B-2 Spirit, and B-21 are going to 100 piece. rivet ?! Do not tell my sneakers! wassat
    1. gunnerminer
      gunnerminer 17 November 2018 09: 16
      0
      As for a hundred cars, they lie. 20 cars in full. That will be quite enough. For a hundred there aren’t so many tankers, and airfields too. Plus crews and equipment.
    2. Solomon
      Solomon 17 November 2018 09: 24
      -3
      Quote: keeper03
      The Americans built 20 pcs. - B-2 Spirit, and B-21 are going to 100 piece. rivet ?! Do not tell my sneakers! wassat

      Yes, easily, they have a printing press of world currency (third countries will pay for everything ..))))
      1. keeper03
        keeper03 17 November 2018 09: 40
        -1
        Third countries are slowly sober up ! So the Americans would scrape together on the squadron, what 100 there! laughing
        1. Solomon
          Solomon 17 November 2018 10: 14
          0
          Quote: keeper03
          Third countries are slowly sober up ! So the Americans would scrape together on the squadron, what 100 there! laughing

          I imagine the feelings of our anti-aircraft gunners when they bring down such a little thing for half a billion dollars! fellow

          This is Yugoslavia destroyed by the United States alas ....
          1. gunnerminer
            gunnerminer 17 November 2018 10: 41
            +1
            The grandmas are dancing well. But their President was arrested and handed over to the British special forces group. The second one sent the long-suffering Slobodan to the tribunal. From the premises of which he no longer left alive.
            1. Solomon
              Solomon 17 November 2018 11: 34
              -1
              Quote: gunnerminer
              The grandmas are dancing well. But their President was arrested and handed over to the British special forces group. The second one sent the long-suffering Slobodan to the tribunal. From the premises of which he no longer left alive.

              Taki yes ..
              But, he managed to say all the same .. The essence of everything happening in the world (before he was killed in prison for these words!

              He was right, judging by the political situation in the world ..
              1. gunnerminer
                gunnerminer 17 November 2018 12: 10
                0
                His innocence is not supported by actions.
                1. Solomon
                  Solomon 17 November 2018 15: 56
                  0
                  Quote: gunnerminer
                  His innocence is not supported by actions.

                  But he only expressed this and he was immediately killed ...! We only now in Russia understood the essence of his words .. That's it!
    3. cockroaches
      cockroaches 17 November 2018 16: 13
      -1
      Do not overdo it with laughter, otherwise a miscarriage of su 57 will happen laughing
  8. Tarhan
    Tarhan 17 November 2018 09: 57
    0
    "The future bomber must successfully overcome the existing and future air defense systems in any possible scenario of military conflicts, strike at well-protected and mobile targets (including naval targets), be able to reconnaissance targets and assess the damage inflicted on them."
    1. gunnerminer
      gunnerminer 17 November 2018 10: 43
      -3
      If by that time the air defense systems were to be without eyes and ears (RTR and radar stations), then why not overcome them. After going through them with thousands of guided munitions of the Tomahawk system.
  9. Old26
    Old26 17 November 2018 11: 27
    +1
    Quote: gunnerminer
    As for hundreds of cars, they lie. 20 cars in full. That will be quite enough ..

    It is still very difficult to say how many there will be. Initially, the B-2 was also planned to build 100 units, but the soaring price put an end to this amount. If the B-21 is smaller than the B-2 and more technologically advanced (since they will use the developments obtained during the creation of the B-2 and F-35) and, most importantly, cheaper than the B-2, they will probably create a hundred. In any case, they need to replace 36 "nuclear" В-52Нs and it is possible that in the future, and В-2

    Quote: gunnerminer
    For a hundred, there aren’t so many tankers, and airfields too. Plus crews and equipment.

    For this, do not worry. Currently, the Americans are using EMNIP about 60 KS-10 tankers, created on the basis of the passenger DC-10, about fifty old KS-130, which are used in the KMP and about 410-420 KS-135 modifications T and R (of which about 240 in the Air Force of the National Guard and in reserve). Since 2001, a program has been underway to replace 100 tankers of the first modifications of KS-135E with new KS-46. They are now built around 10-16. Until 2028, it is planned to build about 180 units. so that they have enough tankers.
    1. gunnerminer
      gunnerminer 17 November 2018 12: 12
      0
      - For that, don't worry;

      This is more about the RF Ministry of Defense. Me is more suitable - Tanks of bugs do not crush.

      - Until 2028, it is planned to build about 180

      While half of these will be built, the former will require repairs or storage.
  10. Old26
    Old26 17 November 2018 16: 17
    +1
    Quote: gunnerminer
    While half of these will be built, the first will require repairs or storage

    Yah? The previous tanker - KS-135 was produced from 1954 to 1965. 803 pieces were produced. Of which about 420 are currently in service. And nothing. Upgrade. Part of the reserve, of course, because there is no need to have as many tankers when the number of strategic bombers is much less than 20-30 years ago. The current KS-46 is based on the Boeing-767. And something I didn’t hear, that after 10 years they were put on a joke