12 Feb '18, 6pm

Let's break it down: To Make Way for Future Bomber, AF Plans to Retire B-1, B-2 in 2030s

Let's break it down: To Make Way for Future Bomber, AF Plans to Retire B-1, B-2 in 2030s

The Air Force will begin retiring its B-2 Spirit and B-1B Lancer bombers in the 2030s as it builds up its new B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber fleet. The service will also pump more money into the B-52 Stratofortress platform, according to a service announcement Monday. The new "Bomber Vector" strategy comes with the service's fiscal 2019 budget rollout to allocate more resources for the nuclear-capable B-52. The Air Force is pushing for a major engine overhaul for the BUFF, or "Big Ugly Fat Fellow," as it intends to keep the long-range B-52 flying into the 2050s. Related content: Arms Control Experts: US Not Planning Nuke Strike Against North Korea With Nuclear Mission in Rear-View, Options Abound for B-1B Air Force: We Want 165 Bombers, Not Just B-21s "As part of our decisions presented in the FY19 President's Budget, the Air Force will update the B-52 bomber fleet and fund...

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