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Nuclear B-52s: Doomsday bombers

Tom Kaminski

The B-52 was designed to deliver nuclear strikes...

Tom Kaminski

USAF B-2s return to Europe

Khalem Chapman

Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit stealth bombers have arrived in Europe as part of a Bomber Task Force deployment.

Khalem Chapman

USAF to retire ‘structurally deficient’ B-1Bs in 2021

Khalem Chapman

The US Air Force (USAF) has proposed to retire 17 “structurally deficient” B-1B Lancer supersonic strategic bombers in 2021.

Khalem Chapman

B-52 engine replacement campaign gathers pace

Khalem Chapman

The US Air Force (USAF) has provided an update on its Commercial Engine Replacement Program (CERP) – which seeks to replace the powerplant of its venerable Boeing B-52H Stratofortress fleet.

Khalem Chapman

Modernised Tu-160M makes first flight

Khalem Chapman

Tupolev – part of the United Aircraft Corporation – has announced the successful first test flight of the Tupolev Tu-160M – a modernised variant of its supersonic, variable-geometry strategic bomber family.

Khalem Chapman

USAF deploy B-52s to Diego Garcia amid Iran tensions

Khalem Chapman

USAF sends six Boeing B-52H Stratofortress heavy bombers to the island of Diego Garcia – a militarised atoll in the British Indian Ocean Territory.

Khalem Chapman

Italian AMX hits 30

Thomas Newdick

THE AERONAUTICA Militare (Italian Air Force) celebrated two important milestones – 30 years of the AMX A-11 in Italian service and the 80th anniversary of the 51° Stormo – during an event at Istrana air base in the northeast of the country on September 13.

Thomas Newdick

ANALYSIS: Hypersonic missiles may save B-1B

Thomas Newdick

WHILE SENIOR USAF officials consider divesting B-1Bs in favour of more B-21s, an experiment by the service’s 412th Test Wing (TW) may point to a reprieve for the bomber.

Thomas Newdick