Tinker Air Force Base to be home for maintenance of new stealth bomberPublished: Friday, November 16, 2018 By: Silas Allen Source: NewsOK
U.S. Air Force officials have selected Tinker Air Force Base to provide maintenance for the B-21 Raider once the bomber comes online in the mid 2020s, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced Friday.
The long-range stealth bomber is intended to replace the Air Force's aging B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit bombers. Officials don't expect to retire the existing bombers until the Air Force has enough B-21s to replace them.
During a Friday news conference, Wilson said Tinker's experience maintaining large aircraft made the base a good fit for the mission.