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Here’s your first look at the new B-21 Raider stealth bomber - Task & Purpose

When the Air Force pulled the curtain on its new B-21 Raider stealth bomber on Friday, it became the first new bomber revealed since the B-2 Spirit was rolled out in 1988. 

The B-21 has essentially the same design as the B-2.

It’s unreal how wasteful the Department of Defense & Congress is in the world of procurement. We spend billions on these weapons programs, cut them short because they’re “too expensive,” then end up with not enough.

So we start another program, 34 years later, with essentially the same design. And we spend billions to develop that all-new platform instead of just tooling upgrades and reopening the assembly line with the proven design that already works!

Meanwhile, the B-52, many airframes that rolled off the assembly line in the 1950s, are scheduled to remain in service until 2050. A ONE HUNDRED YEAR OLD AIRFRAME!!

Freedom is not free, and maintaining a favorable world order cannot be done on the cheap. Invest in the program, see it through, and have a military equipped to do all of the jobs you ask them to do.

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