American media: American bomber brush existence in India

 American media: American bomber brush existence in India

According to a statement from the air forces global strike command, the B-1B and B-52 bombers have been conducting bilateral military exercises with the Japan Air self defense force.

Since June 14, three B-52 bombers from Baxter Air Force Base in Louisiana have begun patrolling from Alaska. The latest move comes after the U.S. recently deployed a B-1B gun and cavalry bomber from the 9th expedition bombing squadron of the 7th bombing coalition at Davis air force base, Texas, at Anderson air force base, Guam, to support the task of the Pacific Air Force bomber task force.

Although the US Air Force statement did not specifically refer to China, it did explicitly refer to the Indian Ocean Pacific region and the uncertain security environment, according to the article.

Us b-52h bomber arrived at Elson air force base, Alaska on the 14th (US Air Force website)

The task of the BTF is to routinely demonstrate the credibility of our forces in responding to diverse and uncertain security environments, especially our commands ability to implement lethal long-range strike options at any time, anywhere in the world, general Timothy ray, commander of the U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command, said in a written statement

Interestingly, the latest deployment involved the use of B-52 bombers, the article said. Due to the upgrade, this battle tested aircraft has almost no typical appearance of a Vietnam era bomber. It is still undergoing high-tech adjustments to ensure that the platform remains effective in a more threatening modern environment.

According to the US media, this bomber is no longer mainly used as a carpet bombing platform. By means of the iwbu, it can throw advanced precision guided bombs, transmit intelligence information through advanced digital data link in flight, and increase mission dwell time and efficiency.

After relevant improvements, the B-52 can carry up to eight latest joint direct attack bombs (JDAM) in the built-in bomb compartment, and six JDAM bombs can be respectively mounted on the external hanger under each wing. At the same time, because the digital data link provides a new way to connect with aircraft and ground commanders, B-52 pilots can receive new information during flight.

Pilots and B-52 modernization experts said the upgrade could provide an opportunity to improve fuel efficiency, as it would remove the bomb from under the wing, thereby reducing drag. The iwbu increment 1 enables the B-52 to mount laser guided JDAM bombs in the capsule, officials said.

The increment 2 to be completed in 2022 will be integrated into more modern or sophisticated weapons, such as joint standoff extended range air to ground missiles and small air launched decoys (malds), the researchers said.

Equipped with more effective weapons, the B-52 can last longer in deterrence missions and give pilots more time to identify multiple targets in one mission.

A U.S. Air Force official said in an interview on the iwbu a few years ago: the B-52s capacity will increase by about 66%, which is a huge increase. Imagine that the number of targets you can hit has increased, and you can hit the same number of targets with significantly fewer sorties.

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