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Rolls-Royce Gearing Up for B-52 Re-Engining Program

Rolls-Royce is unveiling its manufacturing plans as it pursues the Air Force”s much anticipated B-52H re-engining program. The service is planning to embark on a major recapitalization effort that will outfit its aging fleet of B-52 Stratofortress heavy bombers with new engines that will keep them flying through the 2050s. Each bomber is currently equipped

Air Force Taps Firms to Develop Cruise Missile Swarms

The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corp. contracts to develop new, lower-cost cruise missiles capable of flying in swarms to target enemy air defenses. Lockheed, the world”s largest defense contractor, announced it received a five-year $110 million contract from the lab to build the “Gray Wolf.” The weapon

Air Force Scientists are Working to Arm the B-52 Bomber with Laser Weapon

Air Force scientists are working to arm the B-52 with defensive laser weapons able to incinerate attacking air-to-air or air-to-ground missile attack. Offensive and defensive laser weapons for Air Force fighter jets and large cargo aircraft have been in development for several years now. However, the Air Force Research Lab has recently embarked upon a