The B-21 Raider Has Completed Another Review And Remains On Schedule

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The B-21 Raider Has Completed Another Review And Remains On Schedule
Artists concept of the B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber (Image: Northrop Grumman Corp.)

Business Insider: The B-21 Raider has completed a developmental review and remains on schedule

* The B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber program recently completed a developmental review and remains on schedule, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said on Tuesday.
* Officials have said the Northrop Grumman-made B-21 is expected to reach its critical design review milestone in December, but it wasn’t clear whether the review Wilson spoke of is the same one.
* The Air Force awarded Northrop the contract, initially worth $21.4 billion, in 2015.

SIMI VALLEY, California — The B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber program recently completed a developmental review and remains on schedule, the top civilian of the Air Force said at the Reagan National Defense Forum.

“Our most recent review was last week, and the B-21 is on schedule and performance,” Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said during the forum in Simi Valley on Saturday.

While Wilson noted the development process is in its early stages, “We are pleased with how that program is going forward,” she said.

Officials have said the Northrop Grumman-made B-21 is expected to reach its critical design review milestone in December. It was not immediately clear whether the review Wilson spoke of is the same one.

Read more ….

Update #1: Blink and you’ll miss it: The B-21 bomber accomplishes another big review (Defense News)
Update #2: Air Force Secretary: B-21 Bomber Completes Another Review, Remains on Schedule (Military.com)
Update #3: New U.S. Secret Bomber Program Passes Critical Design Review (Popular Mechanics)

WNU Editor: On time and on budget? Something must be wrong.

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The B-21 Raider Has Completed Another Review And Remains On Schedule