Category: B-1

U.S. Air Force awards contract to Boeing for B-1, B-52 engineering services

The U.S. Department of Defense has contracted American plane-maker Boeing for engineering work on B-1B Lancer and B-52H Stratofortress strategic bomber aircraft. According to the U.S. Department of Defense contract announcements, Aerospace giant Boeing was awarded a modification to contract from the U.S. Air Force for B-1 and B-52 bomber engineering services. The deal worth almost […]

Boeing shares new details about recently performed B-1B external weapons carry demonstration

A recent Boeing news release has offered new details about the demonstration of the B-1B’s external weapons carriage capabilities. On Wednesday, the American plane-maker press release said that the demonstration validates that the B-1 is capable of delivering future ordinance outside the aircraft. During the Dec. 4 demonstration, the test team at Edwards Air Force […]

U.S. Air Force returns B-1B Lancer bombers to Guam

On 6 December, the U.S. Air Force has confirmed that supersonic B-1B Lancer bombers returned to the Indo-Pacific region for a Bomber Task Force deployment, conducting operations out of Andersen Air Base, Guam.  The 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, deployed bombers from the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, in order to support Pacific Air […]

U.S. Air Force proves B-1’s quickly deploy capabilities

On Monday, the U.S. Air Force press release said that Global Strike Command kicked off the new Bomber Task Force deployment structure. The statement noted the U.S. Air Force has shifted the primary defense focus to preparing for future potential conflict against peer threats in alignment with the 2018 National Defense Strategy (NDS). According to […]

Russian fighters intercept U.S. B-1B bombers over Bering Sea

Russian MiG-31 and Su-35 fighter jets intercepted U.S. Air Force B-1B strategic bombers over the Bering Sea and escorted the planes until they turned away from the Russian border, the National Defense Control Center told Thursday. According to the military, on October 21, Russian radars detected two B-1B bombers along with a refueling tanker aircraft […]