- In What World Does Spending 3/4 of a Billion Dollars on One Bomber Make Sense? Wellen, Russ // Foreign Policy in Focus;12/9/2013, p2
The article reports on the plan of the U.S. Air Force to buy a long-range bomber which will cost around 810 million dollars, and compares the cost with that of the previous generations of bombers.
- Moseley: Air Force May Need 76 B-52s, Wants Next-Gen Bomber In 2018. Rutherford, Emelie // Defense Daily;3/13/2008, Vol. 237 Issue 49, p7
The article presents the statement issued by U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Michael Moseley on the need for 76 B-52 bombers. Moseley said that a service decision to task part of the B-52 force for a nuclear role helped bring about this altered B-52 view. The service now has 93 B-52s,...
- Timely Recognition. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;1/29/2007, Vol. 166 Issue 5, p37
The article reports that the RC-135 signals intelligence and network attack aircraft operating as the 763rd expeditionary reconnaissance squadron of the U.S. Air Force have won the distinction of being the first aircraft to have been deployed continuously for 6,000 days. They were first deployed...
- Memphis Belle on the Move. // World War II;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 19 Issue 9, p10
Reports on the recall of the bomber Memphis Belle by the U.S. Air Force to display the plane at the Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio. history of the plane; Restoration of the plane by the Memphis Belle Memorial Association; Comment from Dick Anderegg, director of Air Force history, regarding...
- FLEDGLING B-52 JAMMER DEVELOPMENT CANCELED. Goodman, G. // Journal of Electronic Defense;Mar2009, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p18
The article reports on the U.S. Air Force's decision not to pursue a stand-off jamming capability using the B-52 platform which brings an end to the service's prospective B-52 Core Component Jammer (CCJ) development program. The concept entails the use of underwing pods on the B-52H bomber to...
- Atomic aircraft. // New Scientist;11/18/2006, Vol. 192 Issue 2578, Special section p4
The article reports on the nuclear-powered bomber project in the United States. The U.S. Air Force wants atomic bombers for the same reason that the Navy wanted atomic submarines, they could range the world without refueling. However the Air Force faces one great technical difficulty that did...
- Buying the B-3. DONNELLY, THOMAS; DATLA, ANAND; HAFFA, ROBERT // AEI Paper & Studies;Nov2015, Vol. 11 Issue 10, p1
The article argues that the U.S. Air Force needs a new bomber as its current fleet, comprised of B-52 bombers was designed in the 1950s. It is informed that the U.S. will soon select a prime defense contractor to build the new Long Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B), which are refered to as the B-3. It...
- Aerospace Weapons. // Airman;Jan2001, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p44
Provides information on the aerospace weapon systems and military aircrafts of the United States Air Force. Bombers; Fighter planes; Reconnaissance aircraft; Attack planes.
- Bombers. Rushworth, Randy // Flying Safety;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 62 Issue 1/2, p4
Explores the safety practices and mishaps encountered by bombers of the U.S. Air Force during year 2005. Aircraft fires involving Class A bombers; Overview of the propulsion/engine- related aircraft accidents involving Class B bombers; Details of the Class C and E mishaps.