USAF Upgrade, Service Life Programs Point To New Roles For B-1Bs

Credit: U.S. Air Force
Nearly 18 years of almost continuous deployment as one of the world’s largest and most unlikely close air support aircraft have taken a toll on the U.S. Air Force’s B-1B bomber fleet. One inflight engine fire and two fleet-wide groundings in less than a year underscore the sustained, grueling pace...

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