US AIR FORCE: NEXT GENERATION B-21 BOMBER FOR MISSOURI, SOUTH DAKOTA AND TEXAS

The Associated Press and Washington Times on May 2, 2018 reported on the planned basing of the next-generation US B-21 Raider bomber . Excerpts below:

The U.S. Air Force says bases in Missouri, South Dakota and Texas will receive the next-generation B-21 bomber to replace existing aircraft starting in the mid-2020s.

The Air Force said Wednesday that Dyess Air Force Base in Texas, Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota and Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri have been chosen as “reasonable alternatives ” to host the new B-21 bomber.

Officials are expected to make a final basing decision in 2019…

Comment: The B-21 Raider will be capable of penetrating the toughest defenses to deliver precision strikes anywhere in the world. Northrop Grumman is providing America’s warfighters with an advanced aircraft offering a unique combination of range, payload, and survivability.

As stated by the Secretary of Defense, the B-21 Raider “will support America’s defense strategy by forming the backbone of the Air Force’s future strike and deterrent capabilities.”

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