Rounds: B-21 Raider Bomber to be publicly unveiled in December

Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., listens to testimony during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee...
Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., listens to testimony during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee meeting at the Capitol in Washington, on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. On Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, Rounds said he stands by his statement that Donald Trump lost the 2020 election after Trump called his fellow Republican a "jerk" for saying so.(AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)
Published: Sep. 21, 2022 at 10:30 AM CDT
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WASHINGTON (Dakota News Now) - U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), a Senate Armed Services Committee member, announced the actions he took in the B-21 Raider bomber project.

“The B-21 Raider bomber will play a crucial role in the defense of our nation and have a major impact on the Rapid City area for the next 50 years,” said Rounds. “I was pleased to see the progress on the B-21 when I visited the production facility in July. Soon the public will see this stealth bomber. I am looking forward to the public unveiling during the first week of December in Palmdale, California.”

Rounds successfully advocated for the removal of Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB) from the Department of Defense’s proposed closure list during a Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round in 2005. He led a legislative effort to establish the South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority (SDEDA) after that effort. Now a permanent fixture, the SDEDA’s mission is to protect, strengthen and promote the base.