RIP: The Air Force Is Retiring The B-1B Lancer Bomber
The National Interest -

Robert Farley


To be replaced by the B-21 Long-Ranger Strike Bomber.

Key point: The B-1B was built to fight Russia in a nuclear war.

Earlier this year, the U.S. Air Force announced plans to retire the B-1B Lancer (also known as the “Bone”) in favor of the new B-21 Raider stealth bomber. The B-1B will remain in service for some time, but unlike its older cousin the B-52, its days are apparently numbered. The B-1B has served in a variety of capacities since the 1980s, demonstrating a...

Read this story at


Related Articles