More Details About New B-21 Raider, Will Target China’s Nuclear Arsenal

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At a glance

  • The B-21 Raider will deliver conventional and nuclear weapons around the globe using long-range and mid-air refueling capabilities, is part of the U.S. Armed Forces’ answer to rising concerns over growing threats in China and other rogue regimes.
  • The new bomber will help with the modernization of silo-launched nuclear ballistic missiles and submarine-launched warheads, as the department shifts from counterterrorism campaigns in recent years to meet China’s rapid military progress, according to Pentagon officials.
  • According to reports, the Chinese government is on track to have 1,500 nuclear weapons by 2035 and is upgrading its conventional capabilities.

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