B-52 Operational Test and Weapons School form BUFF “Super Squadron” to develop tactics for un-fielded Stratofortress systems

B-52 Operational Test and Weapons School form BUFF “Super Squadron” to develop tactics for un-fielded Stratofortress systems

Recently, the integrated squadron participated in Northern Edge 23, where they gained valuable insights into B-52 datalink modifications with Agile… Read More

2 months ago

Watch this video of a B-52H Stratofortress destroying the landing lights at RAF Fairford whilst performing a crab walk demo during RIAT 2023

The B-52H crew performed a crab walk demo almost the full length of RAF Fairford's runway. During this demo the… Read More

2 months ago

This video of a B-52 taking off in heavy crosswinds shows why it wouldn’t take much to tip over a BUFF if it didn’t have outrigger wheels

The mighty BUFF features the so-called outrigger wheels, or just outriggers. Most aircraft that have a narrow main landing gear… Read More

2 months ago

The First B-52 bomber to get the AESA radar arrives at Boeing facility in San Antonio

A B-52 from the 307th Bomb Wing arrived at a Boeing, facility in San Antonio, on May 25, to begin… Read More

4 months ago

USAF to integrate into B-52 Stratofortress the AgilePod to give the Iconic BUFF advanced communications capabilities

The B-52 Stratofortress, will soon demonstrate advanced communications capabilities through the new AgilePod, enabling a modernized, further-reaching, more secure communication… Read More

5 months ago

USAF confirms the B-52H will become the B-52J once it gets new engines

The USAF expects B-52J bombers with both new engines and new radars to be available for operational use before the… Read More

6 months ago

AGM-183A ARRW Falls Short in Second Test but the USAF isn’t saying what went wrong with the Lockheed Martin-built hypersonic missile

The second All-Up-Round AGM-183A ARRW flight fell short of a fully successful test but the USAF isn’t saying what went… Read More

6 months ago

The USAF Won’t Purchase Hypersonic Missiles in 2024

Instead, the USAF continues to focus on research and development of the Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon, which features a boost-glide… Read More

6 months ago

The story of the B-52 Stratofortress Strategic Bomber that landed safely without its tail

Test pilot Charles F. “Chuck” Fisher flew the B-52 to Blytheville AFB, Arkansas, where the wind was straight down the… Read More

12 months 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

1 year 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

1 year ago

The B-52H will be redesignated the B-52J or possibly B-52K when it gets a new radar and new engines

Since some of the new APG-79B4 radars will be installed on the B-52 bombers before the new Rolls-Royce F130 engines,… Read More

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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