Tag: AGM-86C

Lockheed Martin Raytheon selected to develop AGM-86B replacement
The AGM-86B had become operational in December 1982, with the 416th Bombardment Wing, Griffiss Air Force Base, N.Y. The Pentagon announced under Release No: CR-163-17 that both Lockheed Martin and Raytheon have been selected “for the Long Range Standoff weapon’s technology maturation and risk reduction acquisition phase.” Both companies were give $900 million each and the contract is for five years...
  Secret Squirrel paved the way for American forces to defeat Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, whose troops had invaded neighboring Kuwait In the early morning of Jan. 16, 1991, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) deployed seven B-52G Stratofortresses crews from 2nd Bomb Wing (BW) to Iraq in a single, secret mission that would mark the beginning of Operation Desert Storm. This opening...