New Eyes For An Old Friend

Credit: A radar upgrade will help keep the B-52 in flight until 2050. (Photo: U.S. Air Force) Its service began in the Cold War. It won't end until the middle of the 21st century.
This radar will help the venerable B-52 fly for a century. The B-52 began production in 1952, and today, there are 76 of the aircraft still serving the nation. Of the U.S. Air Force's three bomber types presently in service, only the B-52 will still be flying in 2050. No other aircraft in Air Force...

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