Dec 02, 2022
Northrop Grumman and the US Air Force Introduce the B-21 Raider, the World’s First Sixth-Generation Aircraft
PALMDALE, Calif. – Dec. 2, 2022 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the U.S. Air Force unveiled the B-21 Raider to the world today. The B-21 joins the nuclear triad as a visible and flexible deterrent designed for the U.S. Air Force to meet...
Nov 29, 2022
10 Facts About Northrop Grumman’s B-21 Raider
Northrop Grumman’s B-21 Raider will be unveiled Dec. 2 at the company’s site in Palmdale, Calif., marking the first time the world’s first sixth-generation aircraft will be seen by the public. When delivered to the Air Force...
Sep 21, 2022
Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider Delivers Data Sharing and Cloud Firsts
Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air Force signed an industry-first data rights agreement recently, opening B-21 data access and collaboration across the program, including the launch of a shared environment for the B-21 digital twin. The agreement...
Sep 20, 2022
Northrop Grumman to Unveil the B-21 Raider
FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Sept. 20, 2022 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), in partnership with the U.S. Air Force, will unveil the B-21 Raider during the first week of December at the company’s Palmdale, California facility.
May 25, 2022
B-21 Raider’s Path to Flight Readiness
In early May, Northrop Grumman successfully completed the first — and most critical — loads calibration test of the first B-21 aircraft. The recent test is one of three major conditions the aircraft will undergo in this phase of ground testing as it...
Sep 22, 2021
Secretary of the Air Force Opens AFA Conference Confirming Five B-21 Test Aircraft in Flow
The B-21 Raider took center stage at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference, with the latest update on program progress being delivered by newly appointed Secretary of the Air Force, Frank Kendall, during his State of the Forces...
Feb 22, 2021
Northrop Grumman Marks Five Years of B-21 Progress with Two Aircraft in Flow
In just over two years since completing Critical Design Review (CDR), Northrop Grumman has brought its digital design of the B-21 Raider to life, with two test aircraft in production today. The Rise of the Raider is a story that began in February...
Dec 12, 2016
Why the B-21 Raider got its name
During the early days of U.S. military involvement in World War II, the country had been caught off guard, suffering a string of devastating defeats, and left with few victories on the horizon. Most far-flung U.S. military outposts in the Pacific had...
Sep 19, 2016
Air Force Names the B-21 Bomber the Raider
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Sept. 19, 2016 –The Secretary of the Air Force, the honorable Deborah Lee James, announced the name of the B-21 bomber today, the Raider, during her state of the Air Force address at the Air Force Association’s national...
Feb 16, 2016
GAO Denies Protest, Northrop Grumman to Get Back to Work on America's New Bomber
FALLS CHURCH, Va., Feb. 16, 2016 -- The following is a statement by Randy Belote, vice president of strategic communications for Northrop Grumman Corporation: Northrop Grumman is pleased that the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has denied ...