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B-1B Lancers return to Guam

Four Rockwell B-1B Lancer supersonic-capable strategic bombers deployed to Andersen AFB, Guam, on September 10 as part of the USAF’s Bomber Task Force operations.

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IN PICTURES: Allied Sky sees B-52s tour NATO states

Six US Air Force (USAF) Boeing B-52H Stratofortress long-range strategic bombers flew over all 30 NATO member states in Europe and North America on August 28.

USAF deploys six B-52s to RAF Fairford

Six US Air Force (USAF) B-52H Stratofortress bombers – belonging to the 5th Bomb Wing (BW) at Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota – deployed to RAF Fairford, UK, on August 22.

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Aircraft Report: Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

After 68 years of operational service, Boeing’s mighty long-range strategic bomber – the B-52 Stratofortress – is still the mainstay of the USAF’s global strike capability, a title this heavyweight will retain for up to three more decades.

B-1Bs conduct Baltic training missions

A pair of US Air Force (USAF) Rockwell B-1B Lancer supersonic-capable strategic bombers flew from Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB), South Dakota, to the Baltic region in support of a Bomber Task Force training mission.

Re-BUFFED

We detail 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.

UAC delivers modernised Tu-160s to Russia

Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has returned a pair of recently upgraded Tupolev Tu-160M1 Blackjack supersonic-capable strategic missile carriers to the Russian Ministry of Defence.

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Nuclear B-52s: Doomsday bombers

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

USAF B-2s return to Europe

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

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

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