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The United States began assembling the first flight model of a bomber B-21

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Northrop Grumman, the American military-industrial corporation, began assembling the first flight model of the promising strategic bomber B-21 Raider. As reported Flightglobal, assembly is underway at the 42 Air Force plant in Palmdale, California.


The United States began assembling the first flight model of a bomber B-21


At the 42th US Air Force plant in Palmdale, assembly of the first flight model of the B-21 bomber has begun. At the same plant, B-2 Spirit bombers had previously assembled. The bomber is designed according to the "flying wing" scheme, the data on it is classified. Its exact dimensions have not yet been disclosed, but it is known that it will be smaller than the American "strategist" B-2 and larger than the UCLASS deck-based UAV, whose wing length / wingspan is 21 / 52,4 and 11,6 / 18,9 meters, respectively.

The corporation does not report when the flight model will be ready for testing, but it was previously stated that the first flight of the B-21 is scheduled for December 2021, when the bomber flies from the plant to the US Air Force "Edwards" airbase, located 35 km from the enterprise’s airfield. All flight tests will be held at the air base.

The latest strategic bomber, the B-21 Raider, has been developed in the interests of the U.S. Air Force since the 2015 year when Northrop Grumman received a contract for its creation. Two years later, in the spring of 2017, the end of the outline design of the aircraft was announced. It is emphasized that starting from the first flight model, the aircraft will receive systems and software for delivering nuclear strikes. However, in the first few years of service aircraft will not be certified for transportation and strategic weapons.

The United States Air Force Command expects the first B-21 Raider bombers to go into service in the middle of the 2020's. According to the available information, it is planned to purchase at least one hundred new aircraft, which should gradually replace the outdated strategic bombers B-52 Stratofortress and B-2 Spirit.
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  1. Nycomed
    Nycomed 17 September 2019 15: 15
    -10
    So much for PACK YES ... belay
    1. Yura
      Yura 17 September 2019 15: 45
      -20
      Quote: Nycomed
      So much for PACK YES ...

      So what? And here is PAK YES? They are just trying to achieve parity after it was first announced and then modernization began, followed by the construction of new TU 160s. At a pace, they are losing, but not by much.
      1. AUL
        AUL 17 September 2019 16: 19
        +20
        Quote: Jura
        They are just trying to achieve parity after it was first announced and then modernization began, followed by the construction of new TU 160s.

        However, you have a strange notion of parity!
        1. Yura
          Yura 17 September 2019 17: 11
          -11
          Quote: AUL
          However, you have a strange notion of parity!

          Normal, if you think not about the number of devices, but about the quality from the standpoint and requirements of today, about the filling and armament and, accordingly, the ability to carry out the tasks assigned to them. Everything that opposes them is also developing and at a good pace, but as you know, you didn’t have time to wind up footcloths normally, you will definitely be with bloody corns. So here I am about this parity, and what are you talking about?
      2. Karaul14
        Karaul14 18 September 2019 02: 13
        +3
        Quote: Jura
        At a pace, they lose, but not much.
        Strange concept of pace! They are losing everything at a pace and seriously, but it seems to you that they are losing a little.
      3. Lbt21
        Lbt21 18 September 2019 02: 34
        -4
        Just how could we forget that they are behind us! ?? Yeah tovagischi, all on bgonevik! What new cartoons about zircon and Poseidon with a gimlet were delivered ???
    2. Invoce
      Invoce 17 September 2019 15: 54
      +3
      Another cut amerovskogo budget! B-52 for at least another 30 years will fly at least .... Not an edge for the modernization of this pepelats ... And B-21, how is it different from B-52? Subsonic speed ... bomb load? sure no more ... range? laughing if available for refueling in the air there’s nothing to talk about .... Invisible plane? what Not sure ... Yes, and the Americans are not sure ... So why bother with creating a bomber with similar TTX, but having a different silhouette ??? That's right ... I cut the dough and the obligations of retired generals to the military-industrial complex for the provided warm seats on the board of directors hi
      1. dirk182
        dirk182 17 September 2019 19: 42
        +6
        B-52s fly and will fly. But about the B-21, I would not be so skeptical. Will fly. The Americans have a wealth of experience in this type of aircraft (flying wing). And the work on the errors, most likely, was carried out in full. It is also important that the creation of a new fighter has already been announced, which will operate in conjunction with the B-21 and help it overcome enemy air defenses. Again, developments on the 6th generation fighters were carried out. FX and F / A-XX projects. No matter how "we are very surprised". But interesting .... it will be very interesting to look at this "masterpiece"
      2. Stone
        Stone 17 September 2019 21: 24
        +3
        The bomber is designed according to the "flying wing" scheme, the data about it is classified. Its exact dimensions have not yet been disclosed. Have you already learned about the performance characteristics? Bravo to you.
    3. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 17 September 2019 15: 57
      +14
      Quote: Nycomed
      So much for PACK YES ... belay

      Yes, while we are here "La-La-La", the Americans are implementing their plans.
      It is possible that on the basis of the V-2, but with operational experience, they are making a new model that will fly.
      2 years of design and after 2 years of preparation, assembly began.
      Oh, we would have their opportunities,
      1. Sarmat Sanych
        Sarmat Sanych 17 September 2019 16: 03
        -24
        What are the "plans"laughing? This flying coffin is the same subsonic B-2 that they banged 30 years ago, only less. The Serbs of the old S-75 managed to knock out his predecessor, barely sat in Croatia, and there he burned down, out of the remaining 19 pieces, four were only in flight condition. At the same time, it will be in service in 7 years, and by this time already from half a dozen new Tu-160M2 will be installed, plus the others will be modernized.
        1. Greenwood
          Greenwood 17 September 2019 16: 45
          +8
          Quote: Sarmat Sanych
          His predecessor is the old Serb S-75
          Serbs shot down F-117 from the S-125 complex. More than 60 of them were built, the freshest 30 years old.
          1. Sarmat Sanych
            Sarmat Sanych 17 September 2019 17: 13
            0
            The whole world knows about the F-117 and the rest of the pendosovskie litak there. But Spirit could barely leave after the Serbian attack and burn out already at the Croatian airport, the mattress hid this episode for a long time, although there were immediately evidence plus in the Air Force reports from the beginning of the 2000s it was not 21 but 20 B-2 that appeared, then another one itself and 19 left.
        2. GibSoN
          GibSoN 17 September 2019 19: 24
          +1
          What are the laughing "plans"? This flying coffin is the same subsonic B-2 that they bungled 30 years ago, only smaller. His predecessor, the Serbs of the old S-75 managed to knock out, barely sat down in Croatia, but there they went on a campaign and burned down, of the remaining 19 pieces, four are only in flight condition. At the same time, it will become operational in 7 years, and by this time we will have half a dozen new Tu-160M2s, plus the rest will be modernized.
          Tell us all, what can't bring down the Tu-160? Then we'll talk about the only downed F-117 aircraft operating in conditions of serious air defense. Or did the Russian Federation use aviation in the direct area of ​​operation of stationary air defense? (only about Georgia is not necessary .. and then there in a couple of days, and then several planes were lost). Can I have an example of such a conflict? And then somehow it turns out funny .. in Syria against the Papuans with anti-aircraft guns and at best, MANPADS are fighting, but the planes have already been lost ... And then, well, pride! Treat your head ..
          1. Sarmat Sanych
            Sarmat Sanych 17 September 2019 20: 35
            0
            Head worried?) Discard the MRI results of the brain, suddenly you are not completely hopeless yet. "Serious air defenselaughing? Old junk of the 60s in a small, downtrodden country, which was attacked by all the military power of the entire NATO bloc with thousands of cruise missiles, bombs, and everything else? Have you seriously decided to compare ?! And even despite this, the Serbs shot down a couple of F-16s, a couple of Apaches, f-117 and B-2 with prehistoric weapons. In the meantime, Russia liberated 75% of Syria with a meager grouping, while directly in hostilities in 4 years it lost only 50 people, 2 old aircraft and 1 helicopter, while, for example, in Iraq alone, the pendos killed about 5000 of their soldiers, the same number of PMKashnikov, about 40 thousand wounded, crippled, about 100 ditched "exclusive" planes and helicopters, no one counted tanks at all, and nevertheless Iraq is almost completely controlled by pro-Iranian Shiites and most of the locations were given to Chinese, Russian, Indian and European companies, having spent a mattress even here trillions of dollars did not get a nichegood. It turns out thousands of coffins, American mothers got nothingcrying?
            With regards to the Tu-160, tell us what it will bring down from the west tell us if our strategists have the longest-range cruise missile on the planet up to 8000 km, they will shoot directly from Engels directly into the window of the General Staff of NATO countries. And this is logical, the mattress has nothing further than 1600 km and there will not be the next 10 years. They saw hypersound at least half a decade, and Russia has X47M2 for a year now in service.
          2. businessv
            businessv 18 September 2019 15: 45
            +1
            Quote: GibSoN
            Tell us all, what can't bring down the Tu-160?

            First, tell me what the appointment of strategists, colleague! This is not front-line aviation! By the time they begin to work, there should already be nothing left to detect them, not something to bring down, or vice versa, there will be no possibility of detection due to the great distance from the attacked object. As for Georgia - do not be friends with facts at all? Do you think that the mattress did not provide its colony with weapons and did not prepare specialists before it gave the go-ahead for the attack on Tskhinval ?! Learn the materiel!
        3. dirk182
          dirk182 17 September 2019 19: 43
          +1
          PAK YES also a subsonic coffin then ???
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    7. Igar
      Igar 17 September 2019 16: 29
      -3
      So we also began to collect PAK YES ... Do not follow the news
    8. Saul_Rhen
      Saul_Rhen 17 September 2019 17: 28
      -4
      Clean up after yourself. And, in order not to look so stupid, they googled the year that the strategists draft projects began and the year they were supposed to be put into service
    9. NEXUS
      NEXUS 17 September 2019 17: 55
      0
      Quote: Nycomed
      So much for PACK YES ... belay

      This is the first flight PROTOTYPE. Before the series, as before the Austrian border with the pose of a famous constellation. But at what stage is the PAK DA and PAK TA project a big question, since expert magazines are not allowed to take cannon shots to these projects.
      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 17 September 2019 20: 38
        -1
        At the R&D stage for sure.
  2. NF68
    NF68 17 September 2019 15: 17
    +2
    The US Air Force command expects that the first B-21 Raider bombers will go into service in the middle of the 2020's.


    It is not known how much more Americans will spend time bringing this B-21. They may not be in time by the middle of the 20's.
    1. Tersky
      Tersky 17 September 2019 15: 33
      -1
      The United States began assembling the first flight model of a bomber B-21
      Collect yes we do not slurp cabbage soup
      MOSCOW, September 16. / TASS /. Serial production of the latest Russian anti-aircraft missile system S-500 will begin in the second half of 2020. This was announced by the head of Rostec Sergey Chemezov. https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/6888207
      .
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 17 September 2019 17: 57
        +1
        Quote: Tersky
        Collect, we don’t slurp cabbage soup too:

        Vitya hi
        The prototype is the first step, on the long road to the series. Collect, carry out hundreds of tests, fine-tuning, tests again, after a test batch to the troops, where the military tests will take place. After the state acceptance and only after all this series. In time, this can take both 10 years and 20.
      2. Vadim237
        Vadim237 17 September 2019 20: 43
        -5
        The B 21 will have hypersonic missiles in service - you won’t have to enter the air defense coverage area, but air defense systems against its filling will have to sweat a lot.
        1. NEXUS
          NEXUS 17 September 2019 20: 47
          +3
          Quote: Vadim237
          The B 21 will have hypersonic missiles in service - you won’t have to enter the air defense coverage area, but air defense systems against its filling will have to sweat a lot.

          Right? That is, neither our fighters will see it, nor the air defense systems, including the C-500? Straight absolute weapon, not pipelats)) fellow
          1. Vadim237
            Vadim237 17 September 2019 21: 50
            -3
            I wrote about the fact that the hypersonic missiles that this bomber will carry will be complex targets for air defense systems.
    2. Invoce
      Invoce 17 September 2019 15: 59
      -3
      Quote: NF68
      It is not known how much more Americans will spend time bringing this B-21. They may not be in time by the middle of the 20's.

      they cannot but succeed, but they will not be in time 100% ... and why be in time ... the main thing is not achieving the goal (creating an airplane), but the process (developing funds and knocking out money for revision)! From the experience of creating the F-35 amerovsky military-industrial complex (according to the R&D of the Yak Design Bureau already existing), the declared cost was several times less than it was already spent ... and the aircraft is not yet ready for military use ...)
    3. dirk182
      dirk182 17 September 2019 19: 49
      -1
      And they don’t have much to hurry .. until the F-35s are successfully sold. And yes, they now offered to buy F-35s and the Turks, having forgiven them the S-400 (it always keeps in my head that the move of the Turks to buy the S-400 is one of the acts of the Amer’s play)
      1. businessv
        businessv 18 September 2019 16: 20
        +1
        Quote: dirk182
        that the course of the Turks on the purchase of S-400 is one of the acts of the Amer’s play)

        This is not a performance, but Erdogan learns from his mistakes - during the military coup in 16, the air defense missile systems did not launch a single launch on the planes that attacked the presidential palace and the parliament building, identifying these planes as "their own". Our S-400s would not have left them a single chance for such feints!
  3. Thrifty
    Thrifty 17 September 2019 15: 26
    -2
    The main thing for us is not to waste time in vain! Let it be one and a half years behind us, but our pack must be created and submitted for testing.
    1. dmitrii1885
      dmitrii1885 17 September 2019 15: 34
      +5
      take a little more than 10 years. no less, but more yes
  4. Pavel57
    Pavel57 17 September 2019 15: 30
    0
    Whoever will quickly adopt, Americans, we, or Chinese.

    The Americans have good experience creating such aircraft.
  5. Operator
    Operator 17 September 2019 15: 33
    -8
    B-21 is an attempt at an (inadequate) response to the Russian Burevestnik, however.
  6. rplay
    rplay 17 September 2019 15: 36
    +6
    Wow!! Two years from preliminary design to a prototype!
    This is very small!
    1. Sarmat Sanych
      Sarmat Sanych 17 September 2019 16: 06
      -1
      This is only a small copy of the subsonic expensive B-2
      1. Sergey39
        Sergey39 17 September 2019 16: 27
        +2
        B-21 should be called B-2.1
        1. Sarmat Sanych
          Sarmat Sanych 17 September 2019 17: 07
          +1
          By the way, it’s logicalsmile
    2. Saul_Rhen
      Saul_Rhen 17 September 2019 17: 54
      +2
      Not certainly in that way. Work on NGB has been going on for 20 years
  7. Sniper
    Sniper 17 September 2019 15: 46
    +5
    I think this is a restyling of the B-2 Spirit .. it painfully short time from the sketch to the flight model. recall the ordeal of the F-35.
    1. yehat
      yehat 17 September 2019 16: 28
      +1
      Quote: Sniper
      I think this is a restyling of the B-2 Spirit

      and there is. They make the car more likely as a replacement for the b-1b than the b-52 in terms of load
      and an analogue of our Tu-22m3 for tasks. reduced and simplified b2.
      1. ltc35
        ltc35 17 September 2019 17: 11
        +2
        B-1B is a supersonic bomber, B-2 and B-21 are subsonic. Well, he cannot possibly be a replacement workaholic of B-52. Most likely it will become a cheap (relatively) addition to the B-2 with an expanded range of weapons.
        1. yehat
          yehat 17 September 2019 17: 35
          +2
          judging by how the project is proceeding, it is expected that B21 will become even more expensive than B2 and compensate for unit costs only by mass production.
          1. ltc35
            ltc35 17 September 2019 18: 04
            +1
            I heard that the goal of creating the program was to replace the astronomically expensive B-2. And the second point is the correction of the shortcomings of the predecessor, namely the impossibility of modernization without compromising performance.
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  9. Mihail2019
    Mihail2019 17 September 2019 15: 54
    0
    Bond style: "Raider, Tomb Raider!"
  10. Kontrik
    Kontrik 17 September 2019 15: 57
    -2
    The golden bomber turned out .. That the United States has recently been carried away by gigantomania .. There is nowhere to put money? How is your public debt or hope that the war will write off everything again.? Oh well
    Of course, you won’t frighten Russia with birds. hi
    1. Greenwood
      Greenwood 17 September 2019 16: 46
      +2
      Quote: Kontrik
      How is your public debt
      And what do you think, they will return it to someone? Or can someone make them return it?
      1. Kontrik
        Kontrik 17 September 2019 20: 26
        -2
        Quote: Greenwood
        Quote: Kontrik
        How is your public debt
        And what do you think, they will return it to someone? Or can someone make them return it?

        Russia will be able to help other countries, all this crank ..
        And we, as always, will give our share to the Peace Fund! hi
        1. Greenwood
          Greenwood 18 September 2019 02: 33
          -1
          Quote: Kontrik
          Russia will be able to help other countries
          Russia would help itself to begin with.
          1. businessv
            businessv 18 September 2019 16: 27
            -1
            Quote: Greenwood
            Russia would help itself to begin with.

            And what is wrong with us, except power? We have 3 trillion rubles. budget surplus (surplus), in contrast to the debt of 21 trillion greens from mattresses, which live on the principle "it is better to be a rich debtor than a poor creditor."
    2. Vadim237
      Vadim237 17 September 2019 20: 40
      0
      And gold is used there - in the spraying of a cabin lamp.
  11. Journalist
    Journalist 17 September 2019 16: 14
    +3
    It would be nice if he turned out to be another prodigy for authorship of the owners of the state budget saw. Otherwise, such a pace of creating a strategist is only alarming.
  12. rocket757
    rocket757 17 September 2019 16: 22
    +1
    Big money, big opportunities ....
    We’ll see what they get as a result.
    When the previous models did, there were also a lot of plans ... they got what they got and it wasn’t super-duper and I’ll rip everyone like a hot-water bottle. Here's the B 52, it's really a long-liver! I’ve survived many and what’s next with it will be so-so, it’s not clear.
  13. yehat
    yehat 17 September 2019 16: 25
    -3
    I look at this plane, and an association pops up in my head - frozen pink salmon triangles
    I feel this will be the fate of this car.
    1. ender
      ender 17 September 2019 17: 41
      +2
      often associated with food?

  14. Ros 56
    Ros 56 17 September 2019 16: 40
    -3
    We will just start the serial production of the S-500. See you in heaven.
  15. Rwmos
    Rwmos 17 September 2019 16: 43
    -4
    Well guys. with the next Zumvolt! As I already said, the Batrak of Deception sawed - give way, now they will cut on a new project wink
    Something over the last 30 years of super-wafers there was announced dofiga - but not a single project has really earned
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 17 September 2019 20: 46
      +3
      Well, at least the planes from the United States turn out to be good, albeit expensive - at the forefront of avionics, manufacturability, materials, glider, etc.
      1. Rwmos
        Rwmos 17 September 2019 21: 37
        -1
        Well yes...

        But in reality:

        according to reports from the testers of the Joint Office, the average level of full combat readiness of fighters participating in official tests is 11%, and in June - only 8,7% (in the graphs in green). In total, 23 F-35 fighters participate in the acceptance test program at Edwards airbase (the test conditions have already been violated there - some of the aircraft did not correspond to the latest version with updated software). Among the reasons for the low combat readiness is the lack of spare parts and malfunctions of the "distributed" search system - often the radar and electronic warfare systems fail (they catch glitches in the form of false missile launches), the helmet (400 thousand evergreens) give the pilot a picture with interference ... According to the plan proposed by DOT & E of the Pentagon , the level of combat readiness of the fighters participating in the tests should not be lower than 80% (this level of combat readiness Mattis demanded by September for all air forces). It's funny that the level of combat readiness of conventional combatant F-35 is still higher - as much as 23%.

        It’s right now SO is passing his state acceptance into service - by the way, he has not been accepted to this moment!
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 17 September 2019 23: 12
          0
          Initial combat capability - the status of all three F-35 variants.
          According to American concepts, this is -combat ready. That is, the aircraft is allowed to be used in military operations.
          1. Rwmos
            Rwmos 18 September 2019 00: 32
            -2
            According to the picture:
            Capable (FMC), Partial Mission Capable (PMC), and Not Mission Capable (NMC) for a specific type and model aircraft or equipment.

            Not suitable for mission! It is red. Yellow - suitable for limited (in the form of a target, go). And see how many fit for battle there are ..
            And the status of all three is NOT ACCEPTED. This is the first. Second - Limited combat capability. This is the status of the model. But in reality, the existing pieces of iron - even on a state-owned facility - are 1 from 10 at best.
            F-35A fighters received status the initial alert last July. This allowed the U.S. Air Force to take the first aircraft on alert, but their capabilities on the battlefield were limited. Now that the Ed X Air Force Base has completed the full Block 3F software test cycle, F-35A fighters ready to receive full alert status.

            ... and this getting successfully failed
            1. voyaka uh
              voyaka uh 18 September 2019 00: 46
              +2
              Americans used technology widely in all wars
              in initial combat capability status. It is allowed.
              Fighting squadrons are formed from aircraft in this status.
              US Air Force already has 7 or 8 F-35A combat squadrons
              F-35A and F-35B have already made combat missions with bombing.
              And deployed at many military bases outside the United States.
              And here is the F-35C, which received the status of "initial combat readiness"
              only in February 2019 has not yet fought. And are in two
              training squadrons.
              Always happy to help sort things out. smile hi
  16. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 17 September 2019 18: 10
    -1
    Interestingly, will it also cost in weight like gold or not? laughing
  17. Super
    Super 17 September 2019 18: 19
    -4
    This will not save them. The technology Americans are too far behind Russia ....
    1. tkoh
      tkoh 17 September 2019 18: 57
      +1
      Technologies and modern RF .... Science is killed, the word "engineer" sounds like a curse. What technologies can be in this case?
      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 17 September 2019 20: 48
        +2
        You are addressing this issue to KRET, ShVAB, Rosatom and hundreds of other companies, design bureaus and institutes - they don’t sit idly by.
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  18. APASUS
    APASUS 17 September 2019 19: 34
    +1
    From sketch design to a real model of a modern bomber in 2 years? Something is not enough
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 17 September 2019 23: 06
      -1
      He uses and repeats technology B-2 and F-35. Therefore, so fast. This is an evolutionary continuation of the V-2 with the F-35 electronics.
    2. abc_alex
      abc_alex 18 September 2019 09: 58
      +1
      Quote: APASUS
      From sketch design to a real model of a modern bomber in 2 years? Something is not enough

      Northrop has a "flying wing" - corporate identity. They ate the dog on this diagram, I don't know if they can do anything else. wink therefore, they design quickly.
      And the first flight is not a real model yet. This is a glider with a motor. Without other systems, except those that allow you to fly. Moreover, the developers announced the beginning of the assembly, but do not say anything about the timing of its completion.
      Moreover, during the first flight sometimes very unpleasant incidents happen that require reworking the entire machine.
  19. Locksmith
    Locksmith 17 September 2019 21: 44
    +2
    Its exact dimensions have not yet been disclosed, but it is known that it will be smaller than the American "strategist" B-2 and larger than the deck drone of the UCLASS project, the length / wingspan of which is 21 / 52,4 and 11,6 / 18,9 meters, respectively.

    Long live 100 years of B52 !! But seriously, why is this needed, if all the time Americans complain that they have nothing to transport 50 tons of bombs, quickly and cheaply, and most importantly so that they don’t see laughing
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 17 September 2019 21: 55
      0
      There are already plans for deep modernization of the B 52 and the extension of their operational life until the year 2060, whoever would say that, but in the mid-50s the United States created the coolest and most massive bomb carrier in the history of aviation.
  20. shinobi
    shinobi 18 September 2019 01: 53
    +1
    Well, V-2, with all its cleverness, tries to fly where there is no air defense means, the word is completely absent. So I'm full of skepticism. They cook up another pepelats and then they will blow dust off from it. And the tested machines will do the work without any stealth wisdom .
  21. SVD68
    SVD68 18 September 2019 06: 23
    +1
    B-21 according to the US plans - a cheap option B-2. But it will come out, as with JSF - a deteriorated and complicated, but not cheap F-35.
  22. capsid
    capsid 18 September 2019 19: 15
    0
    Beautiful plane.
  23. yehat
    yehat 20 September 2019 10: 27
    +1
    Quote: ltc35
    I heard that the goal of creating the program was to replace the astronomically expensive B-2.

    the high cost of project b2 and f-22 in a small number of cars produced - it is not possible to distribute the price of overhead costs in such a park.
    and f-35 and b21 are no less capital-intensive, but they are trying to reduce the cost of 1 car due to large batches of output. A b-21 plan to replace the parking lot b1, b2 and b-52.
    along the way, savings are due to unification.
    everything is logical, but it seems to me that here the Americans will sit in a puddle, as with f-35,
    because armament is not only a business project.