DefenceHub Article Why Australia Needs The B-21

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According to ASPI, Washington is open to supplying Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider strategic bombers to Australia. But why would Australia need such an expensive aircraft, and why aren’t F-35s sufficient for Australian defence requirements? Washington has long been reluctant to export its bleeding edge aircraft. The F-22 stealth air superiority fighter has an export ban (read full article...)

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According to ASPI, Washington is open to supplying Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider strategic bombers to Australia. But why would Australia need such an expensive aircraft, and why aren’t F-35s sufficient for Australian defence requirements? Washington has long been reluctant to export its bleeding edge aircraft. The F-22 stealth air superiority fighter has an export ban (read full article...)

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Does the US also willing to supply B-21 to Japan and South Korea?
 

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Does the US also willing to supply B-21 to Japan and South Korea?
I think its possible, but they have less of a need for it because of their geographic positions. But I think Taiwan is out of the picture. The US fears that Chinese spies are already in the Taiwanese military.
 

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Australia is big to be honest. We are a continent itself.

Makes sense to have such a stealthy strategic bomber.

Strategic bomber we had was the F111 but that was retired in 2010 to make way for the F35.

Im really thinking USA might sell some B2s instead rather than the new B21.

Will see it comes as a surprise that the USA would sell the B21 since USA refused to sell the F22, F117 Nighthawk and the B2 Spirit bomber at any point in time.
 

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Australia is big to be honest. We are a continent itself.

Makes sense to have such a stealthy strategic bomber.
Its not because Australia is big but the distance to the potential enemy is quite far, like Indonesia or China.

Or if you want to carpet bomb the emus on the west coast from the AFB in the east coast then yes, you need a long range strategic bomber.
 

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Its not because Australia is big but the distance to the potential enemy is quite far, like Indonesia or China.

Or if you want to carpet bomb the emus on the west coast from the AFB in the east coast then yes, you need a long range strategic bomber.

Emus are our rulers we are slaves to them actually.
 

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At a reported cost of over $800m US per plane, I cant see Australia buying too many B21s. Maybe we may be better off buying some F15ex instead.
 

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At a reported cost of over $800m US per plane, I cant see Australia buying too many B21s. Maybe we may be better off buying some F15ex instead.

USA will most likely place b21s in Australia in military airbases like in NT.

They already getting it ready to accomodate b52s and b1s.

Its pretty expensive for Australia to buy b21s or even b2s.

Nuclear submarines are already causing lots of stir public the B21s would create a bigger one.
 
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