B-1B Lancer

Behind the scenes of the historic bomber trifecta flyover at Super Bowl LV

Behind the scenes of the historic bomber trifecta flyover at Super Bowl LV

For the team planning this historic event, however – the first flyover of a major sporting event featuring a B-1B… Read More

3 years ago

B-1B Lancer completes successful JASSM external release demonstration

The flight culminates the B-1B expanded carriage demonstration that began with a modified internal bomb bay demo in 2019. The… Read More

4 years ago

The B-1B Lancer carried a JASSM under an external pylon for the first time

This demonstration may pave the way possibly for the B-1B to carry hypersonic weapons externally. The B-1B Lancer’s expanded carriage… Read More

4 years ago

B-1B fatigue test started in 2012 will end next year after simulated 73 years of flying

The plan is to stress the B-1B fuselage to a “certified service life” of 27,000 hours, while its wing is… Read More

4 years ago

The legend of the B-1B bomber that broke windows all over the town of Abilene while performing her first flyover of the city

On Jun. 29, 1985 “The Star of Abilene” (83-0065) the second operational B-1B bomber was delivered to the 96th Bombardment… Read More

4 years ago

Russia’s MoD releases video of Su-27 fighter jets intercepting USAF B-1B bomber over the Black Sea

On May 29, 2020 two B-1Bs from Ellsworth Air Force Base performed a round trip mission to Europe and Black… Read More

4 years ago

USAF B-1Bs flew from Ellsworth AFB to South China Sea in 32-hour round trip mission to demonstrate global presence

This sortie follows an Apr. 22 CONUS-based bomber bilateral training where the B-1 integrated with six U.S. Air Force F-16s… Read More

4 years ago

USAF will continue to send all 3 types of bombers to Pacific after the end of CBP but not for extended periods

The task of having a nuclear bomber in the Pacific will now be taken up by the B-2 which will… Read More

4 years ago

USAF wants a squadron of modified B-1B bombers that can carry the AGM-183 hypersonic missile on external hardpoints

The B-1B has eight external hardpoints that were designed to carry the AGM-86B ALCM. These hardpoints were covered up except… Read More

4 years ago

USMC Hornet Pilot Tells the Story of a Joint F/A-18 – B-1B OIF Sortie Aimed at Eliminating Saddam Hussein

`Within five minutes of us hitting Saddam’s palace, the B-1 had dropped his JDAM on the restaurant, which was only… Read More

4 years ago

USAF to retire 17 B-1B Lancer Strategic Bombers during Fiscal Year 2021

Air Force officials proposed the retirement of 17 structurally deficient B-1Bs in 2021 so that maintenance dollars and manpower can… Read More

4 years ago

B-1B Finale? USAF Could Retire Part of its Lancer Fleet to Free Funds for B-21 Raider

Boeing is analyzing the structure of the B-1B for the USAF and preliminary results appear to have the service thinking… Read More

5 years ago

USAF has only 6 Fully Combat Ready B-1B Strategic Bombers

Of the fleet of 61 B-1B Lancers, 15 are in depot maintenance and 39 aircraft are down for inspections or… Read More

5 years ago

Boeing to upgrade USAF B-52, B-1 strategic bombers

Work, which is expected to be completed by Apr. 11, 2029, will be performed at Boeing's plant in Oklahoma City.… Read More

5 years ago

USAF B-1B fleet grounded again due to issues with ejection seat

The issue is believed to be unrelated to a problem with ejection seat (egress) components that forced a B-1 from… Read More

5 years ago

Celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the Combat Debut of the B-1B Lancer

In December 1998 the B-1B would get the nod to make its combat debut as part of a four-day military… Read More

6 years ago

Edwards BAF provides B-1B’s AN/ALQ-161A countermeasure system with a simulated threat radio frequency environment for first time

More than 64 test points from 129 test runs were collected against the B-1B Lancer AN/ALQ-161A electronic countermeasure system Recently,… Read More

6 years ago