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USAF selects locations for B-21 Raider bomber
Robins AFB, Georgia, and Hill AFB, Utah, will support Tinker AFB to ensure the advanced B-21 Raider is maintained The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has selected Tinker Air Force Base (AFB), Oklahoma, to coordinate maintenance and sustainment of the B-21 Raider and Edwards AFB, California, to lead testing and evaluation of the next generation long-range strike bomber. According to the service...
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...
USAF selects locations for B-21 Raider bomber
The B-21 Raider will replace B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit bomber aircraft The U.S. Air Force (USAF) announced that will bed down the B-21 Raider bomber at Dyess Air Force Base (AFB), Texas; Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota; and Whiteman AFB, Missouri. However, no decision has been reached on which base will be the first to receive the bomber. Using the current bomber bases will...
USAF to start B-52 re-engine competition in the first quarter of 2019
The USAF  is looking to acquire at least 608 new, commercially available turbofan engines to replace the eight Pratt & Whitney TF33s each B-52 carries The U.S. Air Force (USAF) is gearing up to start the process of getting new engines for the B-52 bomber in the first quarter of 2019. Flight Global says a winner will be selected four to...
Funding for B-52 re-engine program will unlikely be approved before 2020
The B-52 re-engine program will have to fit in the budget at the same time as the Air Force’s new B-21 bomber and new ICBM, as well as a new U.S. Navy missile submarine At the Association of Old Crows conference in Washington Gen. Robin Rand, head of U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC), told reporters that funding for...
USAF selects locations for B-21 Raider bomber
“We are still in the early days of the B-21, but the Air Force has revealed more about the new bomber program than what was disclosed at similar stages for its predecessors, the B-1 and B-2" former U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James As reported by Bloomberg the Pentagon’s Inspector General Office is to conduct an evaluation and submit a...
USAF selects locations for B-21 Raider bomber
Northrop Grumman proposal for the next U.S. Air Force stealth bomber had “significant structural advantages” over competing proposal by Boeing and Lockheed Martin The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has explained why Boeing protest against the award of the B-21 Raider stealth bomber contract to Northrop Grumman is fundamentally flawed. As a matter of fact, after the award to Northrop Grumman...

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