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US Air Force candidate supports procurement of 145 B-21 Raider strategic bombers


In the United States, they are making proposals and voicing their intentions for a new stage in the renewal of the country's air force. Air Force candidate Frank Kendall is pushing for the acquisition of a large number of B-21 Raider bombers. These are American promising strategic bombers with stealth function and the ability to use missiles and bombs with both nuclear and conventional warheads.

According to Frank Kendall, he is in favor of purchasing 145 of these strategic bombers for the US Air Force. This is an unprecedented number of strike combat aircraft of this type for the modern Air Force.

It was noted that this is several times (approximately 7 times) more than the quantitative composition of the B-2 Spirit bombers. According to official figures, the US Air Force is armed with 21 Spirit.

Frank Kendall:

The purchase of 145 B-21 bombers will renew the fleet of our strategic aviation and gradually replace the B-1B bombers.

It is worth noting that for the first time, the words about the possible acquisition of 145 B-21s for the US Air Force were heard at the hearings in Congress last (2020) year. Then they were spoken by the chief of staff of the US Air Force, David Goldfein.

Kendall called 145 strategic bombers "a reasonable number", noting that "this number corresponds to the ability to respond to various challenges."

The program for the development and creation of B-21 Raider bombers has already cost the United States about $ 55 billion. And if initially the cost of one such aircraft was estimated at $ 500-600 million, then today in the United States they call other figures: at least $ 750 million for one B-21. Thus, the purchase of 145 of these aircraft for the US Treasury will cost at least a hundred billion.
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  1. Lionnvrsk
    Lionnvrsk 27 May 2021 07: 15
    Well this is how much dough you can cut! yes
    1. Tatyana
      Tatyana 27 May 2021 08: 04
      Quote: LIONnvrsk
      Well this is how much dough you can cut! yes

      You can cut a bobble a lot, and even how much more you can cash in on the sale of your "junk" to other US military countries!
      1. Alex777
        Alex777 27 May 2021 09: 12
        and how much more you can cash in on the sale of your "junk" to other US military countries!

        What do you mean Tatiana?
        What kind of old stuff are you talking about? B-1B?
    2. RealPilot
      RealPilot 27 May 2021 08: 15
      Promises. Big plans, programs ...
      The candidate for the post of the Secretary of the Air Force of the United States supported the idea

      The candidate for deputy promises an increase in salaries and pensions, benches in the yard and a paradise life ...

      And the candidate for the US Air Force secretary promises big revenues and tasty contracts to corporations! How else to please the Deep State and Congress? The establishment loves money, where every self-respecting politician has a "modest and inconspicuous package" of shares in Boeings, Rayteons and other Lockheed-Martin ...
      1. Grandfather
        Grandfather 27 May 2021 09: 01
        The military-industrial complex ... the main thing is money, it is easy to appoint an enemy ...
    3. Anachoret
      Anachoret 27 May 2021 10: 00
      it is better to immediately order 145000 of these aircraft and rush to fulfill the order)) and not be distracted by anything else))
    4. Rageee
      Rageee 27 May 2021 11: 48
      Are you an American, what worries you so much? or have you forgotten that they have a printing press and can print as many dollars as they want? laughing
  2. Popandos
    Popandos 27 May 2021 07: 18
    It is immediately clear who is lobbying for the new candidate for the ministerial
  3. mark1
    mark1 27 May 2021 07: 26
    Well, what - it is necessary, so it is necessary! Now money will go to paint. Just think, a trillion more, a trillion less, against the general background such a "tiny" increase in the debt load is not noticeable at all ...
    1. Tatyana
      Tatyana 27 May 2021 08: 01
      Quote: mark1
      Now money will go to paint. Just think, a trillion more, a trillion less, against the general background such a "tiny" increase in the debt load is not noticeable at all ...

      And the United States will profitably sell the old stuff - i.e. they will "fuse" - for example, the same modern "hyena of Europe" to imperial-revanchist Poland!
      At the same time, Duda will be lying at Biden's feet so that Washington can sell its "trash" to Poland.
      1. mark1
        mark1 27 May 2021 08: 03
        If you want to ravage the country - give it an aircraft carrier ... in this case, a fleet of used strategic bombers. Correct thought!
  4. Retvizan 8
    Retvizan 8 27 May 2021 07: 28
    I understand that they will draw as many "green" ones as they want, but do not be afraid to break their navel someday! How long will this scam with the dollar last, and so the US national debt has already exceeded all thought values. fool
    1. Ryusey
      Ryusey 27 May 2021 08: 31
      If they lose a future war, so the scam will end, and if they win, it will last for a very long time.
    2. Sergey Nikiforov
      Sergey Nikiforov 27 May 2021 09: 01
      Japan has twice as much and nothing, they live Just ask how the national debt is calculated
      1. Retvizan 8
        Retvizan 8 27 May 2021 09: 44
        ... "and nothing, live" ...
        Do you want me to accept this statement as a weighty argument?
        Can you tell me that a large national debt is good?
  5. Thrifty
    Thrifty 27 May 2021 07: 30
    There are not enough 145 boards, you need to immediately order 4 hundreds, some to make for aircraft carriers, with folding wings, then buy another batch, three hundreds. And, to oblige Euroshawks to buy at least three dozen cars, with an option for another hundred pieces! Then, the Stone Age will come to their house for a long time, if not forever! !!
    1. mojohed2012
      mojohed2012 27 May 2021 07: 34
      The mongrels include the Saudis and the UAE with Israel.
  6. v.tochenn
    v.tochenn 27 May 2021 07: 34
    By what year do they plan to carry out such a large-scale update ... Fantastic. ... laughing
  7. Machete
    Machete 27 May 2021 07: 43
    Like politicians, he is eager for power, promising any game.
    Nothing new. As well as there is nothing to discuss here.
    1. Asad
      Asad 27 May 2021 07: 50
      I will support, you should not react to the "wet" dreams of candidates.
  8. Wedmak
    Wedmak 27 May 2021 07: 47
    Talks about the purchase, while not only the first did not take off, but even the first was built. This is where there are people with clear faces and manuals "this is different"? How is that?
    However, looking at the F-35 program, which they themselves admitted to be a failure ... you can not strain.
  9. K-50
    K-50 27 May 2021 07: 59
    US Air Force candidate supports procurement of 145 B-21 Raider strategic bombers

    What kind of xren the candidates will not blurt out, just to get through to the post! fellow lol
    Where will you get the money? fool
    If it didn't work out with the cheaper B-2 type aircraft, then you certainly won't find money for these. No matter how completely the program was shut down "due to the lack of money in the budget." laughing
    1. Zhenya Khazarsky
      Zhenya Khazarsky 27 May 2021 08: 39
      If with cheaper aircraft such as B-2 ...

      Greetings! What kind of planes are you talking about? The B-2 itself is in no way "cheaper" - 2 yards apiece.
      1. K-50
        K-50 27 May 2021 09: 00
        Quote: Zhenya of Khazar
        If with cheaper aircraft such as B-2 ...

        Greetings! What kind of planes are you talking about? The B-2 itself is in no way "cheaper" - 2 yards apiece.

        What am I talking about?
        Each time, the products of the aviation industry ping to the mill become more expensive, sometimes even at times, sorry for the tautalogy.
        Or do you think that the appetites of industrialists and the military associated with them have suddenly dried up? Not. both lobbyists and manufacturers want to eat, sweet food is even better.
        So don't expect new aircraft to be cheaper than the previous ones. However, life will show. hi
  10. Runoway
    Runoway 27 May 2021 08: 02
    Well, what would not buy, one APPLE earns more than the Russian Federation on oil.
    Eat McDonald's, drink Coca-Cola, otherwise democracy will fly to you on the B-21
  11. Oleg Aviator
    Oleg Aviator 27 May 2021 08: 30
    From so from ... Again, the hands of their mongrels will be twisted. Give me money.
  12. Freedim
    Freedim 27 May 2021 08: 31
    These are American promising strategic bombers with stealth function.
    Not with a function, but with an option .. and monthly subscription service.
  13. Prisoner
    Prisoner 27 May 2021 08: 32
    Here's how to buy positions. winked
  14. Murmur 55
    Murmur 55 27 May 2021 09: 10
    So the Zumvaltov also planned a lot at first and then quietly refused, here of course a slightly different picture, but I also think that he will not be allowed to buy 145, all this is most likely populism and an attempt to remind once again who is the most "powerful".
  15. APASUS
    APASUS 27 May 2021 09: 15
    Here are the "peacekeepers" immediately visible on the flight!
  16. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 27 May 2021 09: 33
    It is intriguing that the Americans, having not yet tested the prototype, built
    brand new assembly plant for Raider.
    The fact that new design methods have reduced R&D by many times,
    already wrote.
    But it is more difficult to speed up and reduce the cost of assembly.
  17. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 27 May 2021 09: 35
    procurement of 145 strategic bombers B-21 Raider
    For some reason, I remembered a plasticine cartoon where a man constantly tries: "It will not be enough." With such a military budget and the number of weapons, American generals still have little. Although it is clear that each general (admiral) lobbies the interests of his company (corporation) from which he feeds.
  18. akarfoxhound
    akarfoxhound 27 May 2021 09: 38
    If only the candidate for such a post, B-21, would not support, what else would you expect?
    While waiting for the grain appointment, he will agree to support even the "farm" while imitating an erection with his own hand for the image of a decrepit Can!
  19. Operator
    Operator 27 May 2021 09: 39
    Like - let's hit the Russian Sarmatians, Poseidons and Petrels with an American bike ride laughing
  20. Antokha
    Antokha 27 May 2021 11: 27
    I do not understand why they roll balloons on B1, as if it were a bad plane. In variant B1A, it would have been even better, but for some reason they did not complete it. What's wrong with this plane?
  21. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 27 May 2021 11: 27
    Good luck guys))) such a crazy cut of the dough, even the mattress budget may not be able to withstand)))
  22. Maxwrx
    Maxwrx 27 May 2021 13: 09
    They now have 145 aircraft in service of all 3 types, so the decision is logical.
    It will cost 1 billion per unit, it will take 20 years to get 7 billion a year - about 1% of their military budget.
  23. bk0010
    bk0010 27 May 2021 13: 16
    They are going to change the B-1B, but for some reason they are not going to change the B-52.
  24. isv000
    isv000 27 May 2021 15: 17
    And these people are drowning against corruption? wassat
  25. NF68
    NF68 27 May 2021 16: 14
    Nothing wrong. There is paper. The paint is also available. They will print how much more green money will be needed.
  26. Pavel57
    Pavel57 28 May 2021 08: 06
    This is a good jackpot. Apparently and the minister will fall.
  27. AntiAleks
    AntiAleks 28 May 2021 08: 11
    the most beautiful plane in the world