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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 response, Operation Desert Fox, to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein expelling United Nations weapons inspectors out of Iraq December 18, 2018 marked the 20-year anniversary of the first operational combat debut of the B-1B...
First husband-wife pilots to fly the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber retire from USAF
John and Jennifer began dating, though it was less than six months later that she left South Dakota for her next assignment to fly the B-2. It wasn’t long after that John also applied to fly the B-2 – something he said he would not have pursued if it weren’t for Jennifer On Sep. 7, 2018 during a joint retirement...
Each LRASM navigated through all planned waypoints, transitioned to mid-course guidance and flew toward the moving maritime target using inputs from the onboard sensors. The missiles then positively identified the intended target and impacted successfully A U.S. Air Force (USAF) B-1B from Dyess Air Force Base (AFB) has successfully test-fired a pair of production representative Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASMs). The...
USAF to upgrade B-1B Lancer's rotary launcher
Since the ejector was originally designed to carry nuclear weapons with 30-inch lug spacing, the B-1B is limited to carrying 15 GBU-38s but can take in 24 GBU-31s The BRU-56 ejector attached to the B-1B Lancer’s rotary launcher is getting an upgrade so that the supersonic bomber can carry more smart bombs, Oriana Pawlyk reports for Military.com. "We have the largest payload,...
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...
F-22 and F-35 rotational deployment to South Korea
The F-22 and F-35B stealth fighters are expected to be rotated on a quarterly basis at Osan Air Base or Kunsan Air Base as part of an effort to boost deterrence against North Korea's threats South Korean officials say the U.S. is considering a rotational deployment of U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-22 and U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) F-35B stealth fighters...
First tactical configuration LRASM launch from B-1B
The LRASM will play a significant role in ensuring military access to operate in open ocean/blue waters, owing to its enhanced ability to discriminate and conduct tactical engagements from extended ranges Lockheed Martin announced that the first tactical configuration Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) launch from a B-1B has taken place on Aug. 17. According to the company press release, a...
Ellsworth B-1Bs take over CBP mission
On Aug. 7, 2017 two B-1Bs from 37th EBS conducted a sequence of bilateral training missions with Republic of Korea and Japanese air forces and performed a pass over the Pilsung Range Six B-1Bs and 350 Airmen with the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (EBS), 28th Bomb Wing from Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB), South Dakota, deployed to Andersen AFB, at...
Four prototypes of the B-1A Mach 2.2 strategic bomber were developed and tested in the mid-1970s, but the program was canceled in 1977 before going into production The cool photo in this post shows B-1A tail number 76-0174 which actually is B-1A No.4. On Aug. 6, 1980 this aircraft completed an 11-hour sortie which at the time was the longest nonstop...
The B-1B is a fundamental part of the U.S. Air Force’s combat airpower, and keeping the lethal piece of machinery combat-ready is vital in taking the fight across the globe From May 8 to 11 two B-1B strategic bombers from Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB) undertaken a weapons system evaluation at the Utah Test and Training Range, Nevada, where they...

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