Air Force’s B-21 Raider to be unveiled Friday –


(NewsNation) — The US Air Force plans to showcase its newest weapon — a stealth aircraft called the B-21 Raider — this coming Friday.

The unveiling will take place in Palmdale, California, at Northrop Grumman’s facility and is the culmination of a 2015 contract won by the American multinational aerospace and defense technology company to test and build the world’s most advanced strike aircraft.

The B-21 Raider will be the first bomber introduced since the ’90s.

“The B-21 is the most advanced military aircraft ever built and is a product of pioneering innovation and technological excellence,” Doug Young, sector vice president and general manager at Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems, said in a press release. “The Raider showcases the dedication and skills of the thousands of people working every day to deliver this aircraft.”

Retired Lt. Gen. Richard Newton, a former assistant vice chief of staff in the US Air Force. joined NewsNation’s “Rush Hour” Thursday to discuss the significance of the public unveiling.

“The timing is just about right to reveal this aircraft. It’s still veiled in secrecy in terms of some of the materials that go into the aircraft, but it’s now time,” Newton said.


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