Category: bomber

Pentagon sends B-52 bombers to Middle East in show of power

The U.S. military flew a pair of B-52 Stratofortress long-range bombers to the Middle East Sunday for a deterrence mission against Iran. A KC-10 Extender assigned to the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron and two U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing were spotted on Sunday flying over Israeli airspace heading […]

Japanese air force jets scramble to intercept Russian and Chinese bombers

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force fighter jets intercepted groups of Russian and Chinese bombers flew a joint patrol mission over the Western Pacific Tuesday. In a statement presented by Japan’s Defense Ministry, said that two Russian Tu-95MS Bear-H and four Chinese H-6K Badger long-range bombers remained in international airspace flew over the Sea of Japan and the East […]

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 […]

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 upgraded Tu-160M bomber completes maiden flight

Russia has surprised the world by announcing the successful test flight of a Cold War-era Tu-160M heavy strategic bomber equipped with new NK-32-02 engines. Tupolev Tu-160M strategic bomber completed its maiden flight on Tuesday. The details were given in a 3 November media release, to announce the Tu-160M ​​missile bomber has successfully performed its maiden flight […]

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 […]