B-52H Stratofortress

B-52 Stratofortress Commercial Engine Replacement Program completed wind tunnel testing

B-52 Stratofortress Commercial Engine Replacement Program completed wind tunnel testing

The B-52 Stratofortress Commercial Engine Replacement Program wind tunnel testing was completed using similar models used by engineers in the… Read More

2 years ago

USAF is conducting wind tunnel testing of GBU-38 mixed load configuration on B-52H Stratofortress bomber

The USAF is testing and evaluating the release of a GBU-38 from a B-52H Stratofortress with new load configurations in… Read More

2 years ago

B-52H aircrews are now trained to operate the BUFF with just four members instead of the usual five

In years to come, the B-52 Stratofortress is scheduled to get a new radar, a new set of engines, and… Read More

2 years ago

Second successful test of AGM-183A ARRW Hypersonic Weapon, Booster Tests Complete

The AGM-183A ARRW hypersonic weapon system reached hypersonic speeds and primary and secondary objectives were met. The US Air Force… Read More

2 years ago

Cost of the B-52 Re-Engining Program has Increased 50 Percent because of Integration Issues

The cost increases have more to do with integrating the engines on the B-52, which is a Boeing effort, and… Read More

2 years ago

USAF has finally succeeded in testing the AGM-183A ARRW Hypersonic Weapon

A USAF B-52H Stratofortress successfully released an AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon, or ARRW, off the Southern California coast, May… Read More

2 years ago

Disassembled B-52H arrives in Oklahoma City ending a Road Trip of almost four weeks. The BUFF will support the B-52 Bomber Fleet Modernization Effort.

After nearly 1,500 miles and a month on the road, the B-52H Stratofortress nicknamed “Damage Inc. II” has arrived in… Read More

2 years ago

B-52 re-engining program will require $11 billion, a 9% jump over previous estimate

The B-52 Commercial Re-Engining Program is employing a paperless, digital, side-by-side comparison to evaluate various engine candidates for the program.… Read More

3 years ago

B-52H Stratofortress conducted successful simulated hypersonic missile kill chain employment

A B-52H Stratofortress from the 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, conducted a successful simulated hypersonic… Read More

3 years ago

Video Shows Wise Guy, the second B-52H to be resurrected from Davis-Monthan boneyard, arriving at Minot AFB to join 5th Bomb Wing

When the Air Force lost one of its bombers in 2016, it started a chain of events that made “Wise… Read More

3 years ago

BUFFs deploy to the Middle East in 4th Iran deterrence mission in 2 Months

The two-ship deployment also delivers a clear deterrent message to anyone who intends to do harm to Americans or American… Read More

4 years ago

B-52s fly directly from Barksdale AFB to the Persian Gulf in a message of deterrence to Iran

As the one-year anniversary of the US killing of Quds Force leader Qassem Soleimani approaches, combined with the upcoming U.S.… Read More

4 years ago

Minot B-52 returning from global power mission over Middle East diverts to RAF Fairford due to engine failure

The BUFF with the call sign CAKE11 declared an emergency due to engine failure and circled at 14,000 feet over… Read More

4 years ago

B-52 strategic bombers conduct impressive elephant walk at Barksdale AFB

The B-52s lined up in close formation before taking off as part of a readiness exercise conducted to ensure the… Read More

4 years ago

New B-52H’s AESA Radar could reduce BUFF’s crew size from five to four

“If we are going to put all these upgrades in the airplane, it does make sense that [crew size] would… Read More

4 years ago