New US B-21 Raider Illustrates Waste in Western Defense Spending Giving Russia-China the Edge

Unveiled the Stealth B-21 Raider

– The US has unveiled the stealth B-21 Raider – its newest bomber;
– The B-21 Raider may cost over 700 million US dollars per warplane;
– It will not fly until next year at the earliest and still requires extensive design reviews;
– Western analysts admit it faces major challenges going against modern integrated air defense systems produced by nations like Russia and China;
– Rather than depend on its stealth, analysts suggest it could use tactics already used by conventional aircraft to carry out standoff strikes using long-range precision guided weapons;
– If used to carry out standoff strikes, there is no need for expensive stealth capabilities;
 
Credit to : The New Atlas