USA—No Further B-1B Fleet Reductions Until B-21s Enter Service

Air Force Magazine | 06/10/2021

The Air Force does not plan to retire additional B-1B bombers until the new B-21 Raider is ready for operations, reports Air Force magazine. Lt. Gen. David Nahom, the Air Force deputy chief of staff for plans and programs, told a House Armed Services Committee panel on Tuesday that the remaining 45 B-1Bs will remain in service until sufficient B-21s are ready to replace them. In February, Air Force Global Strike Command announced plans to retire 17 B-1Bs in fiscal 2021. The aircraft...

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