Tag: air force

B-52H Bombers Have Arrived In Guam

The War Zone was the first to report yesterday that two B-52s were en route to Guam, and once there they would join examples of the USAF’s other two heavy bomber types that have also taken up station on the island. A cadre of B-1Bs have been forward deployed to Guam for nearly a year […]

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The USAF Solidifies Options for B-52 Bombers Engine Replacement

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has laid out three potential plans for replacing the B-52’s engines, a key step for keeping its oldest bomber in service into the 2050s. For almost two decades, the Air Force has studied whether and how to replace the B-52’s Pratt & Whitney TF33-PW-103 engines, eight of which have powered […]

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These are the most incredible of the US Air Force in 2017

From the eastern edge of Europe to the western reaches of the Pacific, and from North America to South Asia, few places were out of reach for the US Air Force during 2017. Ongoing mission demands around the world for the last two decades has saddled the force with a high operational tempo, straining its […]

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B-1B's LRASM Strikes Multiple Targets in New Test

B-1B’s LRASM Strikes Multiple Targets in New Test

The U.S. military is prepping for anti-surface warfare to make a comeback, and it’s moved one step closer with another successful test of the latest air-launched Long Range Anti-Ship Missile. Lockheed Martin Corp., the missile’s manufacturer, recently launched the AGM-158C LRASM from a B-1B Lancer, at Point Mugu Sea Range, California, the company said. The […]

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The Air Force secretary just gave the A-10 Warthog a boost

After years of speculation surrounding the fate of the A-10 Thunderbolt II “Warthog” — and amid compounding budget pressures — the Air Force’s beloved light attack aircraft just picked up a major boost from current Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson. Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Dec. 11, the former Air […]

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N. Korea Says War is Near as the US Doubles Down With Back-to-Back Bomber Runs

The US doubled down on provocative bomber flights near the border with North Korea this week, at the same time as Pyongyang asked when, not if, war would break out. On Wednesday, a B-1B Lancer strategic bomber flew from Guam to carry out simulated bomb runs against North Korean targets at a test range in […]

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US Flies B-1B Over South in Show of Force Against N. Korea

The United States flew a B-1B supersonic bomber over South Korea on Wednesday as part of a massive combined aerial exercise involving hundreds of warplanes, a clear warning after North Korea last week tested its biggest and most powerful missile yet. B-1Bs flyovers have become an increasingly familiar show of force to North Korea, which […]

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The USAF Has Taken Another Step Toward Re-Engining its B-52 Stratofortress

The U.S. Air Force appears to be moving ahead with plans to finally replace the engines on its aging B-52H Stratofortresses on a one-for-one basis, which could give the iconic bombers extra time over the battlefield or additional overall range, all while cutting the costs to fly them per flight hour. Though the project could […]

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