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U.S. Air Force May Retire B-1B Lancer To Free Funds For New B-21 Raider

Boeing B-1B Lancer, serial # 86-0098, wearing 'Midnight Train' nose-art leads a trio of aircraft at the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Training Center Jan. 17, 2019, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. MROTC is a facility used for heavy aircraft maintenance in a public/private partnership between the Air Force and Boeing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis)

According to Flight Global, US Air Force (USAF) may retire a portion of its Boeing B-1B Lancer fleet in order to free funds for B-21 Raider. The B-1 is a highly versatile, multi-mission weapon system. The B-1B’s blended wing/body configuration, variable-geometry wings and turbofan afterburning engines, combine to provide long-range, …

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