The US Air Force’s B-1B Lancer fleet has seen many changes, notably its adaptation to the conventional role and its transfer to Air Force Global Strike Command. However, readiness is a constant concern in the current climate.

A pair of B-1B Lancers — one each from the 28th Bomb Wing’s 37th Bomb Squadron (BS) ‘Tigers’ and 34th BS ‘T-Birds’ — flies past the majestic Devil’s Tower national monument in Wyoming.
Ted Carlson/ Fotodynamics

THE B-1B LANCER fleet has been at the center of a significant mission systems upgrade effort over recent years. It has transformed the cockpits of this USAF heavyweight. However, it could be the last significant money spent on the ‘Bone’ as retirement plans loom.

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