Tag: air-launched cruise missile

First Strategic Air Command B-1B
The first SAC B-1B was delivered to Dyess AFB, Texas, on Jun. 29, 1985 The interesting photo in this post features the first B-1B scheduled for use by the U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command (SAC), B-1B Aircraft No. 2, landing at Palmdale, Calif. on May 4th, 1985 after a three-hour flight. Noteworthy B-1B Aircraft No.2 entered the SAC inventory upon...
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...