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  • AFTC organizations collaborate to expand B-52 weapon capabilities

    The Air Force SEEK EAGLE Office recently called upon the expertise of the Store Separation Test team to test and evaluate the release of a GBU-38 from a B-52H Stratofortress with new load configurations in the 16-foot transonic wind tunnel at Arnold Air Force Base.

  • BUFF still providing global reach

    With more than 60 years of service, the B-52 Stratofortress is an icon of global reach and central to the Air Force’s ability to project power anywhere, anytime. 

  • B-52 parts to be used in research, modernization and innovation efforts

    A B-52H bomber, tail number 61-0009, in non-flyable status at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) here, was recently taken out of storage and is expected to be towed to the Pima Air & Space Museum off base, where its wings, fuselage, and horizontal stabilizer will be

  • B-52 Hypersonic Kill Chain Employment Success

    A B-52 Stratofortress from the 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, conducted a successful simulated hypersonic kill chain employment from sensor to shooter and back during Northern Edge 21, May 5, 2021.

  • (VIDEO) B-52 continues “mothership” role during hypersonic test

    In a scene reminiscent of the old days of a B-52 mothership carrying an X-15 underneath a wing, the 419th Flight Test Squadron successfully conducted the first flight test of the AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon, or ARRW, at Edwards Air Force Base, California, June 12.

  • B-52 pilot reconnects with retired aircraft after more than a decade

    Lt. Col. Stephen Miracle, 10th Flight Test Squadron B-52 flight commander, recently took part in a mission to fly a regenerated B-52 from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, to Barksdale AFB, Louisiana. The feat was only the second time a Stratofortress returned to service from