JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) —
The stealth bomber will replace the B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit to provide strategic deterrence for emerging global threats. It’s expected to enter service in the mid-2020s with a production goal of a minimum of 100 aircraft.
The acquisition of the B-21 by the Department of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office put the bomber on a faster track than previous fielding of new aircraft. It went from contract award to public rollout in seven years, and the AFIMSC team was ready when their role in the process began in 2019.
With numerous processes involved, AFIMSC Detachment 10, which provides direct support to AFGSC and its installations, plays the central role in providing B-21 basing and beddown program support. The detachment is collocated with AFGSC headquarters at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. The detachment team also serves as the integrator that coordinates the…
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