New artist renderings of the B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber pasted into hangars at three U.S. Air Force bases where they will be deployed — Ellsworth, Whiteman, and Dyess — have be released by the Air Force Global Strike Command and prime contractor Northrop Grumman.

While the B-21 RAIDER appears to look similar to the B-2 SPIRIT bomber, also manufactured by Northrop Grumman, aircraft design experts have been quick to point out distinctions in the designs of the two stealth bombers and their likely performance and/or operational implications.

The U.S. Air Force intends to procure at least 100 B-21s, with aircraft first flight as early in late 2021 and with the first squadron fielding posited for 2025.