An amateur video of what appears to be a Chinese H-6N bomber carrying a previously-unseen mystery missile emerged over the weekend. The H-6N is among the most advanced Chinese bombers in the H-6 family and is, according to the Pentagon, “optimised for long-range strikes.” A missile analyst told Insider that […]
The US Air Force said Saturday that Russian fighter jets executed an ‘unsafe and unprofessional” intercept of a US B-52 Stratofortress bomber over the Black Sea Friday. The service said that two Russian Su-27 Flankers crossed within 100 feet of the nose of the aircraft more than once while in […]
US fighter aircraft have been called out to intercept eight Russian bomber aircraft in the past week, according to information from North American Aerospace Defence Command. A total of four intercepts have taken place, with two occurring last Wednesday and another two happening Tuesday evening. In one instance, Russian aircraft […]
The US Air Force has brought a B-52 bomber back from the dead, pulling “Wise Guy” out of the “boneyard” for continued service. The aircraft was delivered to the 307th Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base on Tuesday for continued service. This bomber is only the second B-52 to […]
As the US military was looking to expand production of Boeing’s B-17 bomber in the late 1930s, Washington asked Consolidated Aircraft to start producing the plane. But after a visit to Boeing’s factory in Seattle, Consolidated proposed a totally new aircraft. Consolidated was granted a design study for a new […]
Russia deployed nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuela earlier this week. Their arrival prompted backlash from the US, which drew sharp responses from Russia and Venezuela. The bombers conducted exercises over the Caribbean on Wednesday, and Russia has said they will depart Friday. Days after their arrival in Venezuela triggered a verbal […]
Chinese media reported on Monday that Beijing would unveil its H-20 nuclear stealth bomber next year during the 70th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). But the reports have not been officially confirmed by the Chinese military. These reports came after a “morale-boosting gala” held by China’s […]
Satellite images from September 7 suggest that the Chinese Navy has acquired a new strategic bomber, increasing the amount of power China could bring to a potential conflict. The new planes, presumably Xian H-6J bombers, would presumably replace the older H-6G maritime striker bombers, as the new aircraft are thought […]
Air Force Global Strike Command says a safety stand down for its B-1 bombers will end this week. The stand down was prompted by a B-1 making an emergency landing in Texas in May. An investigation is ongoing, but the Air Force says the bombers can return to normal operations. […]
A crash involving a B-52 Stratofortress bomber over Spain in 1966 resulted in four nuclear bombs being lost for 81 days. The bombs were not armed, meaning there was no chance of a nuclear detonation. The US personnel involved in the search and Spaniards in the area have lived with […]
The US has stepped up its bomber presence in Guam to include the nuclear-capable B-2 and B-52 bombers. The deployment comes as part of a mission to keep bombers in Guam constantly, but it’s still rare to see all three US strategic bombers in Guam at once. North Korea has […]
Russia announced in late March that it will completely overhaul its entire Tu-160 long-range super bomber fleet by 2030. “We are going to purchase the entire fleet of our strategic Tu-160 bombers in their new version and carry out heavy upgrade of operational aircraft where only the fuselage will remain […]
The B-1B Lancer was one of many aircraft that the US, France, and UK used in Friday’s strike on Syrian government compounds. The Lancer is a long-range, multi-role heavy bomber that dropped Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles, according to The Drive. This would be the first time the munition was used […]
The US Air Force has successfully completed two...
The Air Force has picked three bases for the B-21 Raider bomber. The next-generation bomber’s development has largely been kept secret. A final basing decision is expected next year. The Air Force said Wednesday that the new B-21 Raider bombers would go to three bases in the US when they […]
For the first ever, all three of the US Air...
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