Northrop Grumman to unveil the B-21 Raider
Northrop Grumman, in partnership with the United States Air Force, will unveil the B-21 Raider during the first week of December at the company’s facility in Palmdale, California.
“The B-21 is the most advanced military aircraft ever built and is the product of pioneering innovation and technological excellence,” said Doug Young, industry vice president and general manager, Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems. . “The Raider showcases the dedication and skill of the thousands of people who work every day to deliver this aircraft.”
Since the contract award in 2015, Northrop Grumman has assembled a national team to design, test and build the world’s most advanced attack aircraft. The B-21 is a product of Northrop Grumman’s pioneering digital engineering practices and advanced manufacturing techniques combined with revolutionary stealth technology.
“Northrop Grumman is proud of its partnership with the U.S. Air Force as we deliver the B-21 Raider, a sixth-generation aircraft optimized for operations in highly contested environments,” said Tom Jones, vice president and president. from Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems. .
Six B-21 test aircraft are in various stages of final assembly in Palmdale, California. Northrop Grumman and the US Air Force confirmed in May that the B-21’s first flight is scheduled for 2023. The actual timing of the first flight will be based on ground test results.
The unveiling will take place at Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale site, during an invitation-only event.
Northrop Grumman is a technology company focused on global security and human discovery. Our pioneering solutions give our customers the capabilities they need to connect, advance and protect the United States and its allies. Driven by a common goal of solving our customers’ toughest problems, our 90,000 employees define the possible every day.