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Friday, December 02, 2022

For the first time in more than 30 years, the United States Air Force is unveiling a new stealth bomber. The B-21 Raider is expected to be shown to the world Friday. The next-generation stealthy long-range strategic bomber is designed to eventually replace the ageing B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit aircraft and become the backbone of the US Air Force's bomber fleet.

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Remarkably for a large weapons programme, the B-21 has come in on time and reportedly within the $25.1bn budget the US Air Force allocated it in 2010. Northrop Grumman, which has been developing the bomber, appears to have learned from lessons that befell previous high-profile programmes like the F-35 and the B-2 bombers.

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2010? Well God bless Barack Obama for getting us ready to destroy russia.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2022-12-02 12:59 AM | Reply

I know it's massively expensive, highly unnecessary, and there's still homeless people in the uS.

There's not a single --------- thing from with the B-1. We never even widely used the B-2 because there was no point.

#2 | Posted by VictorZiblis at 2022-12-02 03:21 AM | Reply

To make this extremely clear: The Air Force is retiring the B-2, not the B-1. The B-1 will continue to be the main bomber until _at least_ 2036.

Giant waste of money, trading the deaths of women and children for a factually useless war machine.

#3 | Posted by VictorZiblis at 2022-12-02 03:23 AM | Reply

The wars of the future will be fought by drones and in cyberspace.

Bombers are a waste of money.

But when has the pentagon ever been concerned with waste?

#4 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-12-02 01:29 PM | Reply

The B-21 is actually a lot cheaper to maintain and more well-integrated than the B2. This is actually a good thing, going forward.

#5 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-12-02 01:39 PM | Reply

Military-industrial complex and a military that is impossible to audit. What a great combo for people who make killing machines. I am sure politicians all get a cut.

#6 | Posted by Brennnn at 2022-12-03 09:08 AM | Reply

The wars of the future will be fought by drones and in cyberspace.
Bombers are a waste of money.
But when has the pentagon ever been concerned with waste?

#4 | POSTED BY NIXON AT 2022-12-02 01:29 PM | FLAG:

War is going on right this moment. It uses bombers and tanks and all the things people keep saying are obsolete.

#7 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2022-12-03 11:13 AM | Reply

#7 But it's also economic sanctions. It's arguably more economic sanctions than combat.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-12-03 02:17 PM | Reply

It's arguably more economic sanctions than combat.

#8 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2022-12-03 02:17 PM | FLAG:

If we only did sanctions Ukraine would have been overrun in 10 days and everybody executed. Superior sensors and anti-tank missiles matter the most when it hits the fan.

#9 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2022-12-03 03:22 PM | Reply

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