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Preparing for Operational Service, B-1B Fires LRASM in Salvo

Lockheed Martin successfully launched production-configuration Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASM) from a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber. to be integrated onboard the U.S. Air Force's B-1B in 2018 and on the U.S. Navy's F/A-18E/F in 2019, LRASM will fulfill the US Navy's Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare (OASuW) Increment I requirement.

SABR-GS – a powerful new radar for the B-1B Lancer

Northrop grumman has developed a modern AESA radar for the B-1B Lancer bomber. Based on the company's SABR design, the new radar uses an antenna array three times as large as the F-16s' APG-83, providing large synthetic aperture radar maps, and sensor integration that supports situational awareness for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting.

Airstrike kills 40 Islamic State fighters in Iraq

A U.S. air strike near Mosul on Thursday (Sept. 18, 2014) killed 40 Islamic State militants near a terrorist training camp, according to a senior Defense Department official. The attack involved a single B-1 bomber. Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, fell to militants in June.

America Needs To Develop A New Bomber Now

The existing bomber force cannot cope with new challenges indefinitely. As countries like China pursue anti-access strategies and more agile air defenses become available...

US Reinforcing Pacific Defenses to Counter North Korean Threats

Washington is strengthen its missile-defense posture in the Pacific in response to Pyongyang’s continual threats to launch ballistic missile attacks against US targets in the region and targets as far away as the US mainland.

B-1B To Test New Offensive Anti-Surface Missile

DARPA has added a third flight test of an air-launched Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) to be conducted from a B-1B in 2013. There are already two air-launched flight tests scheduled for this year as part of the Phase 2 LRASM contract awarded in 2010.

A Sniper for the Lancer – U.S. Air Force Accelerates B-1B...

Testing of the Lockheed Martin Sniper Targeting Pod on board the B-1B Lancer bomber has been accelerated in recent and is nearly completed, leading to the Air Force's...

B-1B Lancer

The B-1B Lancer is emerging as a transformational weapon system, not because of its nuclear attack capability but due to its ability to strike...

Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM)

The Joint Air-to Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) is an autonomous, stealthy, long range conventional, air-to-ground, precision standoff missile used by the US Air Force...

B-52H Stratofortress

The B-52 also has a significant standoff capability but like the B-1B, it is usually operated after total air superiority has been established. B-52...

Modern Bombers Applications for Conventional Warfare

Start < Page 8 of 9 > The high combat effectiveness demonstrated by precision guided weapons brought the US Air Force to reconsider the employment and...

Transformation of Air Strike Operations

Start < Page 3 of 9 > The transformation of air operations is not focusing only on the aerial dimension, the effects they create, as part...

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