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The first ever video filmed inside the cockpit of the B-2 Stealth Bomber: One of the most secret places on earth finally revealed.
The historic video in this post shows B-2’s full array of instrumentation, as well as a dramatic in-flight refueling from inside the cockpit of America’s most secret aerial weapon.  For the first time in the 30-year history of the Air Force’s B-2 stealth bomber program, video footage recently filmed in a B-2A “Spirit”...
High School Students help USAF Airmen to build part for B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber
The part was built in response to a recognized potential issue within the B-2 Spirit – the world’s most strategic aircraft. “We’ve been innovating since the Wright Brothers, since we first took flight,” said Brig. Gen. John J. Nichols, B-2 pilot and commander of the 509th Bomb Wing (BW) at Whiteman Air...
First B-2 Spirit deployment to Hawaii completed
One of the key integrations involved the B-2 Spirits and F-22 Raptors assigned to the 199th Fighter Squadron, a unit of the 154th Wing under the Hawaii Air National Guard Three B-2 Spirits and approximately 200 Airmen completed their first deployment to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JPHH), Hawaii, the U.S. Air Force announced on Oct. 4. The bombers were there from...
Program to make B-2 Spirit stealthier delayed to 2024
The B-2 Defensive Management System Modernization program is facing delays. Instead, of delivering the end product in 2022, the USAF now estimates the program could only be ready by March 2024 The B-2 Defensive Management System Modernization (B-2 DMS-M) program is facing delays, Bloomberg reports. Instead, of delivering the end product in 2022, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) now estimates...
Cool video highlights USAF strategic bombers capabilities
The threat of using strategic bombers can be enough to change the enemy's mind With the ability to carry almost any weapon the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has to offer, strategic bombers are a mainstay in the U.S. arsenal. Just the threat of using one can be enough to change the enemy's mind. By watching the video in this post...
B-2 Spirit carries out first set of B61-12 nuclear bomb qualification flight tests
These tests are the first such end-to-end qualification tests on a B-2 Spirit bomber for the B61-12 A B-2 Spirit stealth bomber assigned to the 419th Test & Evaluation Squadron (TES) has completed two non-nuclear system qualification flight tests of the B61-12 gravity bomb at Tonopah Test Range on Jun. 9. “These qualification flight tests demonstrate the B61-12 design meets system requirements...
B-2 Spirit stealth bomber enters the benefield anechoic facility for the first time
The B-2 entered the BAF to undergo environmental control systems checks Released earlier this month and taken in November 2016 at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) the interesting photos in this post show a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber being backed into the (Benefield Anechoic Facility) BAF to undergo environmental control systems checks. Noteworthy the B-2 stealth bomber entered the BAF for...
B-2 Spirit stealth bombers at Whiteman recently completed Exercise Global Thunder 2018, U.S. Strategic Command’s annual field training and command and control exercise "I'm the B-2 stealth bomber and this is my official Twitter account. Occasionally, the Whiteman Public Affairs folks borrow my account for important updates." This is B-2 Spirit Twitter bio. Yes, you've read well, the world's only stealth bomber has...
Cool photos show B-2 Spirit strategic bombers taking part in USSTRATCOM Ex. Global Thunder 18
The B-2 is one of the key aircraft used to support USSTRATCOM’s and Air Force Global Strike Command’s global strike and strategic deterrence missions B-2 Spirit strategic bombers at Whiteman recently completed Exercise Global Thunder 2018 (GT18), U.S. Strategic Command’s (USSTRATCOM) annual field training and command and control exercise. As explained in the article Global Thunder 18: Team Whiteman participates in...
Both the YB-35 and the YB-49 used the radical and potentially very efficient flying wing design, in which the tail section and fuselage are eliminated and all payload is carried in a thick wing Conceived by Jack Northrop as a large wing-only, long-range heavy bombers, the Northrop XB-35 and YB-35 were experimental airplanes developed by the Northrop Corporation for the...

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