The B-21 Raider stealth bomber will be unveiled at the Northrop Grumman facility in Palmdale, California, on December 2The bomber was designed to carry out long-range bombing and nuclear missions employing cutting edge stealth technologiesThere are currently six bombers being built in Palmdale at the cost of about $2 billion per aircraftThe warplane is said to be the first sixth-generation aircraft, meaning it is the most advanced plane on Earth The advanced aircraft was named after the Doolittle Raiders, a team of B-21 bomber crewmen from World War II known for their daring and bravery

The US Air Force is planning to unveil the most advanced aircraft ever created early next month after spending nearly $203 billion on the program.

The B-21 Raider stealth bomber will be unveiled at the Northrop Grumman facility in Palmdale, California, on December 2.

The bomber was designed to carry out long-range bombing and nuclear missions employing cutting edge stealth technologies.

There are currently six bombers being built in Palmdale at the cost of about $2 billion per aircraft. They are expected to be flying in 2023.

The Air Force and Northrop began developing the bomber in 2015 after the aerospace and defense company won the contract to design and produce the aircraft.

The advanced aircraft was named after the Doolittle Raiders – a team of B-21 bomber crewmen from World War II known for their daring and bravery.

U.S. Air Force to unveil the 'most advanced military aircraft ever built' under $203 billion program

An artist rendering of the B-21 Raider. No images of the actual aircraft have been revealed yet

U.S. Air Force to unveil the 'most advanced military aircraft ever built' under $203 billion program

A rendering of the B-21 Raider released by the US Air Force. The plane will be unveiled on Friday

U.S. Air Force to unveil the 'most advanced military aircraft ever built' under $203 billion program

A teaser for the unveiling of the B-21 Raider released by aerospace and technology contractor Northrop Grumman

Representatives for Northrop called the B-21 ‘pioneering’ and ‘technological excellence.’

‘The B-21 is the most advanced military aircraft ever built and is a product of pioneering innovation and technological excellence,’ said Northrop sector vice president and general manager Dough Young.

‘The Raider showcases the dedication and skills of the thousands of people working every day to deliver this aircraft,’ he added.

Full details about the bomber have been kept tightly under wraps, with next to nothing having been revealed about the aircraft.

Photos of the plane haven’t even been revealed at this point – only artist renderings of the aircraft revealed by the Air Force, and a teaser reel released by Northrup showing the shape of the B-21 hidden beneath a covering.

The plane is said to utilize previously unseen stealth technology to avoid detection from enemies, and could be capable of flying with or without pilots, according to Defense One.

U.S. Air Force to unveil the 'most advanced military aircraft ever built' under $203 billion program

A rendering of the B-21 Raider released by Northrop Grumman. The warplane is expected to be the most advanced on Earth

U.S. Air Force to unveil the 'most advanced military aircraft ever built' under $203 billion program

The B-21 Raider will be unveiled at Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale, California, facility, seen above with an earlier stealth bomber model

Northrop President Tom Jones said the plane was ‘optimized for operations in highly contested environments.’

The unveiling event on Friday will be by invitation only. Jones told Defense One the development project involved over 8,000 people spread across 40 states.

‘I think it’s the first view of what’s going to be a great capability for our country,’ he said.

The Air Force has called the B-21 a sixth-generation aircraft, meaning it would be the most advanced plane on the planet.

Aircraft generations denote the major phases of flying technology. The fifth generation – which until the B-21 the world’s most advanced warplanes are a part of – consists of technology that has predominated the 90s and early 21st century.

U.S. Air Force to unveil the 'most advanced military aircraft ever built' under $203 billion program

The B-21 Raider was named after a group of World War II bomber pilots and crewmen known as the Doolittle Raiders

U.S. Air Force to unveil the 'most advanced military aircraft ever built' under $203 billion program

The Dootlittle Raiders carried out their attack from 16 B-25 bombers, which they launched from the flight deck of the USS Hornet despite the aircraft carrier not being designed to accommodate planes of such size

U.S. Air Force to unveil the 'most advanced military aircraft ever built' under $203 billion program

They Doolittle Raiders consisted of 80 members of the Air Force who volunteered to carry out an attack on Tokyo on April 18, 1942, mere months after the Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor and brought the US into the war the previous December

The Raider was named after a group of World War II bomber pilots and crewmen known as the Doolittle Raiders.

They consisted of 80 members of the Air Force who volunteered to carry out an attack on Tokyo on April 18, 1942, mere months after the Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor and brought the US into the war the previous December.

The bombing raid was planned and led by Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle and proved to be a major boost in American morale.

The airmen carried out their attack from 16 B-25 bombers, which they launched from the flight deck of the USS Hornet despite the aircraft carrier not being designed to accommodate planes of such size.

‘The raid acted as a catalyst to many future innovations in U.S. air superiority from land or sea,’ Northrop wrote on its website. ‘That bold, innovative and courageous spirit of the Doolittle Raiders has been the inspiration behind the name of America’s next generation bomber, the B-21 Raider.’

NEWS RELATED

Wales boss Page suggests Bale and Ramsey could be used off bench against England

Wales boss Robert Page has a big selection call to make ahead of the World Cup clash with England (Martin Rickett/PA) (PA Wire) Robert Page has suggested Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey could be used off the bench for Wales’ make or break World Cup clash with England. Skipper ...

View more: Wales boss Page suggests Bale and Ramsey could be used off bench against England

João Félix, Diogo Costa e Bruno Fernandes celebram vitória de Portugal: “Estamos todos de parabéns”

João Félix, Diogo Costa e Bruno Fernandes Portugal venceu o Uruguai esta segunda-feira, dia 28 de novembro, e garantiu a presença nos oitavos de final do Mundial. João Félix, Diogo Costa e Bruno Fernandes já reagiram nas redes sociais. Depois de Cristiano Ronaldo e Rafael Leão terem reagido nas ...

View more: João Félix, Diogo Costa e Bruno Fernandes celebram vitória de Portugal: “Estamos todos de parabéns”

Copa do Mundo 2022: Artista transforma jogo da seleção brasileira em dramático mangá; veja

Copa do Mundo 2022: Artista transforma jogo da seleção brasileira em dramático mangá; veja A trajetória da seleção brasileira em Copa do Mundo é sempre digna do mais dramático mangá Shonen ao melhor estilo Super Campeões. Com isso em mente, o artista brasileiro Israel Guedes (Izu) decidiu representar o ...

View more: Copa do Mundo 2022: Artista transforma jogo da seleção brasileira em dramático mangá; veja

Ferramenta da Apple desativada para combater protestos na China

Os utilizadores do AirDrop têm agora um período limitado para partilhar ficheiros através desta funcionalidade. Os protestos populares a decorrer na China terão levado à desativação da funcionalidade AirDrop da Apple no território, com a ferramenta a ter sido usada pelos organizadores destas manifestações para partilhar informação. Diz o site ...

View more: Ferramenta da Apple desativada para combater protestos na China

Quantos gols saíram na Copa do Mundo 2022 e qual a média por jogo?

A Copa do Mundo de 2022, no Qatar, já começou. A fase de grupos está rolando, com grandes jogos e muitas surpresas, que estão tornando o espetáculo ainda mais legal. E também temos aquilo que todos gostam de ver: gols! O primeiro gol veio logo na partida de abertura, dos ...

View more: Quantos gols saíram na Copa do Mundo 2022 e qual a média por jogo?

PKS Desak Benny Ramdhani Mundur dari BP2MI: Rusak Demokrasi, Pikiran Picik

Wasekjen DPP PKS Ahmad Fathul Bari. Foto: Dok. Pribadi Percakapan Kepala Badan Perlindungan Pekerja Migran Indonesia (BP2MI), Benny Rhamdani, yang meminta izin tempur kepada Presiden Jokowi untuk melawan oposan mendapat kecaman. Wasekjen PKS Ahmad Fathul Bari menyesalkan pernyataan Benny yang dinilai merusak harmoni demokrasi. Ia pun meminta Benny Ramdhani ...

View more: PKS Desak Benny Ramdhani Mundur dari BP2MI: Rusak Demokrasi, Pikiran Picik

9 tuduhan seksual termasuk rogol remaja, penceramah mengaku tak salah

Tertuduh, Muhammad Fathi Na’im Mazlam, 30, yang mempunyai tiga isteri dan lapan anak mengaku tidak bersalah terhadap semua pertuduhan. (Gambar Bernama) PETALING JAYA: Seorang penceramah bebas mengaku tidak bersalah di Mahkamah Sesyen Klang, terhadap sembilan pertuduhan seksual termasuk merogol seorang remaja bawah umur, dalam kejadian antara Jun 2021 hingga ...

View more: 9 tuduhan seksual termasuk rogol remaja, penceramah mengaku tak salah

Hakim ingatkan peguam utamakan kes gubah wang haram Rosmah

Hakim ingatkan peguam utamakan kes gubah wang haram Rosmah Hakim Mahkamah Tinggi hari ini mengingatkan pihak pembelaan untuk memberi keutamaan dalam kes pengubahan wang haram dan pengelakan cukai yang dihadapi Rosmah Mansor, memandangkan kes itu telah mengambil masa lama sejak 2018. Hakim Mohamed Zaini Mazlan berkata ia perlu diberi ...

View more: Hakim ingatkan peguam utamakan kes gubah wang haram Rosmah

MQTech, KSSC, KPS, Master, Paramon, Johan, Affin, Spritzer, Picorp

'Abdul will MOP FLOOR for BJP after Dec 8 if...': SP leader Azam Khan warns Muslim voters in Rampur

Target Rampung Akhir Tahun 2022, Perbaikan Jalur Penghubung Batu-Malang yang Rusak Karena Longsor

3-D Radargram brings new focus to Mars' north polar cap

B&B Vol Liefde’s Martijn en Fenna onthullen: aan dit programma zouden ze ooit wel mee willen doen

Jokowi Jawab Siapa Sosok Rambut Putih yang Layak Jadi Presiden 2024

„Rote Rosen": Drama hinter den Kulissen | Kein freiwilliger Ausstieg!

Därför nobbar Uno Svenningsson populära TV4-programmet – orsaken bakom: ”Man vill ju..”

Luhut, Kasad, dan Pangkostrad Pastikan Program Ketahanan Pangan Lancar

Widzowie zdezorientowani. W programie wyglądała inaczej

Predictions of lowland snow send Snohomish County residents scrambling to prepare

ON-LINE: Kramný žádá soud o obnovu procesu. Dvojnásobný vrah trvá na své nevině

OTHER NEWS