Key.Aero details what it will take to keep the USAF’s veteran bomber, the B-52H Stratofortress, operational and technologically relevant until its projected retirement around 2050.

Boeing’s venerable B-52 Stratofortress is the product of the USAF’s search for a long-range strategic bomber which began after the end of World War Two. By 1952, the air arm had accepted its first examples for testing purposes before taking ownership of its initial operational aircraft shortly after.

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