Created by the American military-industrial corporation Northrop Grumman in the interests of the Air Force (Air Force) The US strategic stealth bomber B-21 Raider, called the" coolest "aircraft in the world, will be invulnerable to Russian anti-aircraft missile systems S-500 "Prometheus", writes The National Interest.
The American magazine came to this conclusion, referring to the statement of the head of the US Air Force Global Strikes Command, Timothy Ray, according to which the promising bomber is designed using the principles of open architecture and modularity, which allows it to be updated taking into account the emergence of new threats.
The publication writes that the B-21 Raider platform assumes timely modernization, taking into account the appearance of the enemy, in particular, new radars and long-range missiles. Among the updates that may affect the strategic bomber, the increase in data processing speed and new weapon capabilities are mentioned.
According to Ray, the B-21 Raider's advantage over likely adversaries, mainly China and Russia, will continue for at least a decade.
In May, The Drive reported that Frank Kendall, US President Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of the Air Force (Air Force), supports the Pentagon's acquisition of 145 B-21 Raider units.
According to the magazine Popular Mechanics, in January called the B-21 Raider the coolest airplane in the world, the strategic bombers can carry both conventional and nuclear weapons, for example, corrected munitions Joint Directed Attack Munition (JDAM) and missiles AGM-158 Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) and nuclear bombs B83 and B61-12.