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Thursday, 14 January 2016

Boeing completes upgrade of six B-52 strategic bombers' weapons bay

Six of the U.S. Air Force’s B-52 bombers can now take flight with a greater variety of weapons, thanks to enhanced internal weapons bay launchers delivered by Boeing. The upgraded launchers allow the B-52 to carry GPS-guided or “smart” weapons in the weapons bay for the first time and are ready for use, the US-based defense giant Boeing announced on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016.
Team members from the 419th Flight Test Squadron, the Global Power Bomber Combined Test Force and Boeing installed a Conventional Rotary Launcher on an Edwards B-52H in December 2014
(Credit: USAF/Bobbi Zapka)
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