Tag: B-52

The US Military just majorly stepped up nuclear bomber deployments to Guam

The US deployed every type of strategic and nuclear-capable bomber to Guam amid soaring tensions between the Washington and Pyongyang in a move sure to rattle North Korea. The B-1B Lancer bomber, the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, and the B-52H – the workhorse bomber that dropped tens of thousands of tons of munitions on North […]

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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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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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