B-1 Lancer
       The B-1 is the backbone of America's long-range bomber force providing massive and rapid delivery of precision and non-precision weapons against any potential adversary anywhere around the globe on short notice.  It's blended wing/body configuration, along with variable-geometry design and turbofan engines, combine to provide greater range and high speed with enhanced survivability. 
     The ongoing Conventional Mission Upgrade Program is significantly enhancing the B-1B's capability. This gives the B-1B greater lethality and survivability through the integration of precision and standoff weapons and a robust electronic countermeasures suite. The upgrade program includes GPS receivers a MIL-STD-1760 weapon interface enabling Joint Direct Attack Munitions and other weapons, secure radios, and improved computers to support new precision and near-precision weapons such as the wind-corrected munitions dispenser, the joint standoff Weapon, the joint air-to-surface standoff missile.
      The B-1A model of the new long-range multi-role bomber never went into production. USAF acquired four prototype flight test models in the 1970s, but the program was canceled in 1977. Flight test of the four B-1A models continued through 1981. The B-1B is the improved variant initiated by the Reagan administration in 1981. The first production model flew in October 1984, and the first B-1B was delivered to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, in June 1985, with initial operational capability on Oct. 1, 1986. The final B-1B was delivered May 2, 1988.  The B-1B holds several world records for speed, payload and distance. The National Aeronautic Association recognized the B-1B for completing one of the 10 most memorable record flights for 1994.  The B-1B was first used in combat in support of operations against Iraq during Operation Desert Fox in December 1998. B-1s have been subsequently used in Operation Allied Force.
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