US announces possible FMS for continued maintenance support services for the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command.
US eyes B-1 for prototype air-launched hypersonic strike capability
The USAF plans to upgrade B-1 Lancer bombers (pictured) to carry substantial loads of some of the most advanced long-range munitions in the US inventory, including a prototype air-launched hypersonic weapon.
Gen Timothy Ray, head of Air Force Global Strike Command, said the USAF is looking to modify a squadron of B-1s to increase the long-range precision strike payload, in order to deliver substantial punch from standoff range in the opening salvos of a conflict.
A squadron (typically 18 aircraft) is to be outfitted with external pylons to carry up to six ‘Arrow’ AGM-183 Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapons ...
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