B-2 vs B-21: What's the difference between the USAF's old and new stealth bombers?
The USAF has officially entered the age of sixth-generation combat aircraft with the B-21 Raider. Combat Aircraft Journal reports on the rollout of America’s second stealth bomber and analyzes what we know so far about this highly classified aircraft
USAF stealth bomber fleet grounded after major B-2A incident at Whiteman
A USAF-operated Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit stealth bomber was involved in an incident on December 10 that caused damage to both the aircraft and the runway at its home airfield, Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri
USAF ushers in era of the B-21 after new stealth bomber makes public debut
The USAF marked a major milestone in its history on December 2, when the air arm ushered in a new age of sixth-generation combat aircraft with the public unveiling of the B-21 Raider stealth bomber at Northrop Grumman’s production facilities in Palmdale, California
USAF, Northrop Grumman reveal schedule for planned B-21 rollout
The USAF and Northrop Grumman revealed on September 20 that the B-21 Raider – the air arm’s next-generation stealth bomber – will be formally unveiled to the public for the first time in early December, ahead of the type’s planned first flight in 2023.
New nuclear weapon tactic tested on B-2A Spirit stealth bomber
A US Air Force B-2A Spirit stealth bomber has released a B61-12 Joint Test Assembly (JTA) utilizing a new capability known as the Radar Aided Targeting System (RATS) during a capstone test at the Tonopah Test Range, Nevada.
Everything you need to know about the B-21 Raider ahead of its roll-out
The USAF's new long-range strategic stealth bomber, the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider, is set to reshape the service's global strike force later this decade. We reveal what is known so far about this next-generation bomber ahead of its formal roll-out next year
Five B-21 stealth bomber prototypes are now in production
The USAF’s newly appointed Secretary of the Air Force, Frank Kendall, has confirmed that there are now five Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider test aircraft in production at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California
USAF B-2A Spirit damaged in emergency landing
A USAF Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit stealth bomber assigned to the 509th BW experienced an in-flight malfunction during a routine training mission on September 14 and made an emergency landing at Whiteman AFB
B-2A Spirits conduct first-ever forward operations from Iceland
Three USAF Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit stealth bombers from the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman AFB, Missouri, arrived at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland on August 23
USAF releases new artist’s rendering of B-21 Raider
A new graphic showing an artist’s concept of the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider was released by the USAF on July 6