Today, December 2, 2022, Northrop Grumman will be unveiling their new B-21 Raider, a stealth bomber, from Edwards AFB at 8:00 PM eastern. Included is a link to watch the ceremony. This is the worlds first ever 6th generation aircraft and will be replacing the beloved B-2 spirit and B-1B Lancer. If you watch the stream, I hope you enjoy it!
Enjoy the unveiling if you choose to watch it and have an outstanding rest of your day.
I wasn’t sure from manufacturer info if the following is included in the design?:
“sixth-generation engines are expected to have a variable cycle to give optimum efficiency at any speed or altitude, giving greater range, faster acceleration, and greater subsonic cruise efficiency. The engine would configure itself to act like a turbojet at supersonic speeds, while performing like a high-bypass turbofan for efficient cruising at slower speeds; the ability to supercruise will likely be available to aircraft with this engine type”
Supercruise being sustained supersonic flight with useful load, w/o afterburner. But this doesn’t look like a supersonic aircraft.