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In the United States, they named the reasons for the delay in the creation of the B-21 stealth bomber

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Former senior Pentagon official Frank Kendall, who was responsible for the implementation of the program to create a promising American strategic bomber B-21, doubted the implementation of the program in the new planned time. According to the ex-official, the previously set deadlines for the adoption of the B-21 Raider in service by the 2020 year, "are not realistic."


In the United States, they named the reasons for the delay in the creation of the B-21 stealth bomber


An article was published in Aviation Week magazine stating that Frank Kendall stated that the program was unrealistic for several reasons. Firstly, Kendall believes that for the adoption of a new "strategist" in the US Air Force, the program "initially did not have enough funds." Secondly, the extreme secrecy of the program does not allow for the involvement of many private companies in the project that would "help with technology."

It is noted that with the most optimistic forecasts, the B-21 stealth bomber in prototype format will fly in December 2021. And this is just a prototype. When the B-21 will be adopted by the US Air Force, the former US Department of Defense official did not predict.

Kendall:

I will be surprised if they manage to get the product at that price that is stated in the contract by this time.

The creation of a promising stealth bomber began to be discussed in the USA back in 2001. Then they began to prepare a program codenamed "Bomber-2018". The name spoke for itself: they planned to put the latest strategic bomber into service with the US Air Force by the 2018 year. But the deadlines were broken. After allegations of a lack of funds and new requests to Congress for additional funding, the deadlines were moved to the beginning of the 2020 year. Now they are going to postpone these terms, noting that the reason is not only a “lack of funding”, but also a “hindering extreme secrecy”.
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  1. Terenin
    Terenin 26 October 2019 08: 08
    +4
    . According to the ex-official, the previously set deadlines for the adoption of the B-21 Raider in service by 2020, "are not realistic."

    The point of the article is that "B-21" is not ready! No.
    1. Destiny
      Destiny 26 October 2019 08: 15
      +5
      Quote: Terenin
      The point of the article is that "B-21" is not ready!

      The meaning of the article is for adoption by the US Air Force a new "strategist" in the program "was originally laid insufficient funds» wink
      1. cniza
        cniza 26 October 2019 08: 33
        +6
        Yeah, all to one you need more money ...
        1. Terenin
          Terenin 26 October 2019 08: 36
          +3
          Quote: cniza
          Yeah, all to one you need more money ...

          hi
          Well Duc winked , "the truth does not tolerate delays." Seneca
          1. bouncyhunter
            bouncyhunter 26 October 2019 10: 37
            +2
            soldier
            Quote: Terenin
            "the truth cannot be delayed." Seneca

            "Those who follow the truth do not tolerate them even more." Seneca Lucius Anney
            wink
            1. cniza
              cniza 26 October 2019 11: 06
              +3
              hi

              The world is turning into one consuming herd ...
              1. bouncyhunter
                bouncyhunter 26 October 2019 11: 17
                +2
                Hi Victor! hi drinks
                Quote: cniza
                The world turns into one consuming herd ..

                And we perfectly understand with whose filing this is happening ...
                1. cniza
                  cniza 26 October 2019 11: 34
                  +3
                  Great Pasha! drinks

                  From walking ventricles on thin and crooked legs, conducting contests on the speed of devouring all kinds of snacks.
                  1. bouncyhunter
                    bouncyhunter 26 October 2019 11: 39
                    +2
                    Quote: cniza
                    competitions on the speed of devouring all kinds of snacks

                    good I myself would add something about fast food lovers and Christmas turkeys, but I won’t earn myself a new one. wink
                    1. cniza
                      cniza 26 October 2019 11: 41
                      +2
                      Let them live as they want, if only they would not touch others ... let their children decide in the courts what gender.
                      1. bouncyhunter
                        bouncyhunter 26 October 2019 11: 50
                        +2
                        Quote: cniza
                        Let them live as they want, if only they would not touch others

                        Yeah, schach !!! This small-grassed thing is for everyone and everything, although they don’t call it. negative
                        Quote: cniza
                        let the courts decide what gender their children

                        And I will not even comment on this, because it is disgusting and there are no decent words. fool
    2. smart ass
      smart ass 26 October 2019 08: 27
      +1
      If only a sketch was attached
      1. Terenin
        Terenin 26 October 2019 08: 46
        +7
        Quote: Clever man
        If only a sketch was attached

        Hint that because of secrecy, drawings were not read correctly wink

    3. Tusv
      Tusv 26 October 2019 08: 38
      +3
      The point of the article is that "B-21" is not ready!

      No word is not ready. There is little money drinks
      Yes, and the concept now. Against the Papuans onli, which simple B-52 equipped with axes handle
    4. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 26 October 2019 09: 22
      +2
      The meaning of the article - "B - 21" is very much not ready. Because if next year the prototype is only supposed to fly, but not the fact that it will. That is not one year before being put into service. And the key phrase is "insufficient funding." If "B - 2" turned out to be super expensive, then in this case even scary to think. In general, the budget division is proceeding at a rapid pace.
      1. Tusv
        Tusv 26 October 2019 09: 31
        +1
        Quote: TermNachTER
        then in this case it’s even scary to think. In general, the budget dribbling is at an accelerated pace.

        Well, firstly, not the budget derbane, but its development fellow So in Russia it is called. Secondly, he brought TK to Ryder below. With such characteristics that the Paramilitary does not see and Thirty first Moigs will be destroyed. Blessed is he who believes hi
        1. TermNachTer
          TermNachTer 26 October 2019 09: 40
          +3
          Mastering (deriban) is everywhere. Alas, this is a fact, when there is a heap of draw (budget) money - I really want to pinch off a little bit. But in my opinion, for mattress toppers, this greatly goes beyond common sense. The cost of the F - 22 turned out to be awesome, we decided to make a "cheap" F - 35, which turned out to be not very cheap either. Aircraft carriers "Ford" also turned out to be much more expensive than they wanted.
          Characteristics in general are the tenth. Who checked the F - 22 or F - 35 in a real situation? Well, except for the semi-fantastic tales about their use in Syria or Afghanistan, where air defense never existed at all.
          1. Tusv
            Tusv 26 October 2019 09: 47
            +1
            The cost of the F - 22 turned out to be awesome, we decided to make a "cheap" F - 35,

            A Penguin is cheaper than French Rafael drinks
            Now I’m thinking if Russia really is a gas station. Which fighter can I buy, the price does not count?
            1. TermNachTer
              TermNachTer 26 October 2019 09: 50
              +2
              As I understand it, "Rafale" is more expensive than "penguin" - this is only for India. Inexplicably. In all other cases, it is cheaper. Who will buy a 4th generation car if you can buy a 5th one cheaper?
              1. Tusv
                Tusv 26 October 2019 09: 56
                +2
                Quote: TermNachTER
                As I understand it, "Rafale" is more expensive than "penguin" - this is only for India.

                India is such a state. Even in the Union. There are films Good and Bad: Hollywood, Soviet, and there are Indian cinema. The best is Disco Dancer.
                My question is. Be We India, which fighter We would choose
                1. TermNachTer
                  TermNachTer 26 October 2019 13: 48
                  0
                  Elementary logic dictates that the Russian. Both MiG and Su, for different purposes. They have mastered l / s, there is a base for repair and modernization, especially since Russia, unlike its Western friends, is ready to transfer a significant part of technologies. Moreover, the majority of them are in the Indian Air Force and as the "jaguars" and "mirages" are written off, it is necessary to unify them for two or three types of machines, preferably one or two manufacturers.
              2. sharp-lad
                sharp-lad 26 October 2019 17: 17
                0
                Since when did the F 35 become the fifth generation? From your own then to sound cruising speed!
                1. TermNachTer
                  TermNachTer 27 October 2019 14: 17
                  0
                  This question is not for me, but for sellers and buyers. If the mattresses say that it’s the 5th generation, and the buyers believe, it means, well, almost the fifth.
    5. antivirus
      antivirus 26 October 2019 15: 34
      0
      the rich also cry
  2. Fedorov
    Fedorov 26 October 2019 08: 18
    +2
    More than one five-year plan will be put into operation and finished off, as with the F-35 and the Ford Aircraft Carrier, and the roach will snicker .... and not the fact that the program will not be closed.
  3. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 26 October 2019 08: 30
    +4
    Cost overruns for a program and super secret are links in one chain. Try to check the appropriateness of the costs. wassat
    At the same time, the development of radar technology makes the advantage of stealth systems more and more ephemeral.
    At the same time, the possibility of the appearance of whole swarms of cheap Drones - kamikaze, increasingly fast and deadly, changes the idea of ​​wars of the near future ...
  4. Andrey Chistyakov
    Andrey Chistyakov 26 October 2019 08: 32
    0
    "Vsepalschiki" - will you scold the United States for missing the deadline? Or only on Russia come off?
    1. The popuas
      The popuas 26 October 2019 08: 38
      +1
      They have their own .... No.
    2. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 26 October 2019 09: 25
      +1
      No, it's only in Russia that "everything is gone." Mattress toppers are just a little delay and a little cost overrun.
      1. Andrey Chistyakov
        Andrey Chistyakov 26 October 2019 09: 31
        -1
        Quote: TermNachTER
        No, it's only in Russia that "everything is gone." Mattress toppers are just a little delay and a little cost overrun.

        Yes, not .. About them -USA "indecent" to write badly ...
      2. antivirus
        antivirus 26 October 2019 15: 37
        0
        cry and bring ... against China, the delay from changing the enemy. are no longer waiting for GDP, Xi’s friend in Manila and Guam
        and frying money is art, it doesn't smell
  5. Tusv
    Tusv 26 October 2019 08: 34
    +2
    Former Pentagon Senior Frank Kendall

    Yeah. Former always because you pay them a pension at the level of the former salary bully
    And so. Terms of Reference for Ryder.
    Our radars should not see Ryder, but if they did, then he should fight back from Miga -31 and all this for a bunch of lousy Megabaks wassat . Four times cheaper than the B-2! (And with modernization it’s 6) !!!, which can neither fool
    1. what's up
      what's up 26 October 2019 09: 24
      +4
      We studied the capabilities of the s-400 and realized that we had to redo everything ... laughing
      1. Tusv
        Tusv 26 October 2019 09: 38
        +1
        Quote: eai
        We studied the capabilities of the s-400 and realized that we had to redo everything.

        Guys. S-400 is just a single division, which without any connection can knock down targets. So it was designed. But in the territory of the Russian Federation there is a connection. With great respect I treat RTVeshniki that even the outdated Osa will spot the target easily and naturally. hi
        1. Fedorov
          Fedorov 26 October 2019 11: 25
          +1
          "Osa-AKM" - like a knife .. I was the commander of these lamp devices. She then zafigachit, but in the absence of active interference, the indicator is all in the backlight, you can only hope for the skill of the operators. True, after a year of service, vision falls. It's like sitting in front of a CRT back to back. And the commander of the crew sees only the buttons on the panel about the capture of the target from the commands of the operators and swears good obscenities, well, he has a button to start. And the driver needs to keep his foot on the gas, if something separates from the target and disappears - an anti-radar missile, it is necessary to bring down.
  6. Jerk
    Jerk 26 October 2019 09: 38
    -1
    Oh, damn it, it's not funny already! In the 30 years since the collapse of the USSR, the United States has failed to do anything at all! Nothing at all, starting with the ISS, which was going to be done WITHOUT the Russian Federation at all, they say, without snotty slippery - the United States, Eurocosmosgenstvo, Canada, Japan ... 5 years of chatter and heart-rending cry - "Russia, help!"
    Lepily krivoruky. Only Hollywood sculpt and know how
    1. maden.usmanow
      maden.usmanow 26 October 2019 09: 59
      0
      And Google, as I understand it, is a Chinese company?
      1. Gray brother
        Gray brother 26 October 2019 10: 31
        0
        Quote: maden.usmanow
        And Google, as I understand it, is a Chinese company?

        There is no Google in China at all, it is banned there and nothing - the sky does not fall to the earth. You would have written about a mighty iPhone.
        1. maden.usmanow
          maden.usmanow 26 October 2019 11: 13
          0
          You have completely misunderstood the context.



          Jerk
          Oh, damn it, but not funny already! For the 30 years since the collapse of the USSR, the United States didn’t do anything at all!



          It’s just how they all turned out, take a look at how a modern person lives, even a Chinese person. He lives in American, with a smartphone, with the Internet, with social networks.
          Yes, they are Chinese, but modeled on the American model.

          China therefore sculpts its Chinese
          mighty iphone
          created his
          Google

          which in your intonation is a dummy.
          But the modern world, reality, it is built by these "Google".
          The sky does not fall to the earth, but ask how all the campaigns are promoting their product now, where do they place ads?
          You will criticize Google maps, but who has an analogue of Google Earth?
          Here often publications come out precisely with the help of Google images.
          1. Jerk
            Jerk 26 October 2019 11: 22
            +2
            So what did they do? To wage a war with the whole world, trade and not only? laughing Ancient Rome also did exactly the same ... It ended badly.
            He lives American

            Rather, America now lives in Chinese. With a Chinese smartphone, on credit. In the sense, not only she is trying hard on credit. and also every resident of the country - a loan from banks.
            And it's not about that. but they don’t know how to make a nifiga. No fighters? The F-35 has not been adopted yet ... There is no bomber either. There is no air defense, which the Hussites have clearly shown ... They are eating up what is left of the country 30 years ago. Well, that’s okay, now the nuclear power plants will begin to shut down and they will have to drown the dung at home. And Chinese smartphones, in order to live in an American way, are charged by manually spinning the dynamo. For 30 years, with a hook, not a single block has been built - they ARE NOT ABLE, and energy consumption is only growing. Are Dark Ages on the way?
            1. antivirus
              antivirus 26 October 2019 15: 41
              0
              electricity can be removed from the sweater when fanning it with a cap with earflaps.
              cap twist-wave with one hand
          2. sharp-lad
            sharp-lad 26 October 2019 17: 27
            0
            but who has an analogue of Google Earth?
            The military! And for a long time. Also in paper version! But for each and everyone .... yes, you can’t argue. smile hi
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 26 October 2019 09: 49
    0
    the earlier deadlines for the adoption of the B-21 Raider in service by 2020, "are not realistic."
    Yes, Trump may not wait for the newest, "super beautiful", high-tech and absolutely invisible bomber in his post.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 26 October 2019 12: 06
      -1
      Trump will not wait, that's right.
      But Raider is a simple project. Nothing fundamentally new.
      Glider - a reduced B-2, engines and avionics - from the F-35.
      No breakthrough technologies to stall on.
      1. TermNachTer
        TermNachTer 26 October 2019 16: 06
        -1
        When you really want money, there is always where to stall - billions by 10 - 15, or even more.
  8. Berkut24
    Berkut24 26 October 2019 10: 02
    +2
    This is already a system. Any US arms program in a year begins to suck in more money than originally planned. The suspicion arises that all these programs are projects to extract money from the budget. And if, as a result, it is still possible to do something, then a new program immediately begins to suck money to fine-tune this product. Then new money is required to transfer this technical misunderstanding from the category of "conditionally combat readiness" to the state "you can try to apply, but without contact with a potential enemy."
    1. sharp-lad
      sharp-lad 26 October 2019 17: 40
      0
      A probable partner just now has a problem with the withdrawal of unsecured "papers" from the economy. Isn't it a way? Such military-building programs with mind-boggling budgets are constantly frustrating the plans of experts who predict the imminent collapse of the United States because of the dollar printing press! It seems to me that soon there will be programs to create something worth two or three trillion pieces of paper at once, just to save the US economy! Well, a sort of sewer truck for pumping out specific shit, whatever it is overwhelmed. laughing hi
  9. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 26 October 2019 12: 26
    +1
    Hmmm ... So what? To sympathize with "civilians" now? Or think about yourself, your loved ones? And also to think ... maybe it's better "a tit in the hands" (Tu-160M2 ...) than "a crane somewhere in the sky ..." (a kind of "semi-mythical" PAK YES ...)? recourse
  10. NF68
    NF68 26 October 2019 14: 21
    0
    The usual thing. Few people manage without increasing the time and cost of development.