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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

B-1B bomber gets new missiles as it continues to strike in Iraq and Syria

B-1B LancerIt has been a busy year for the B-1B Lancer, a workhorse bomber for the U.S. Air Force.

The plane has been involved in airstrikes against the Islamic State militant group for months, including during an onslaught on the Syrian town of Kobane that eventually helped Kurdish forces take the town back from enemy fighters.

The B-1B also is in the midst of getting new weapons. While the aircraft in the Middle East continue to make bombing runs, other Lancers stateside have been involved in a series of experiments to upgrade the plane’s arsenal of weapons.

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