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Options available to the President in deciding the future of the B-1 bomber program

Options available to the President in deciding the future of the B-1 bomber program

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Published by Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bombers -- United States,
  • United States -- Armed Forces -- Appropriations and expenditures

  • Edition Notes

    Microfilm. Arlington, Va. : University Publications of America, 1976. on 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. Low reduction. (Major studies of the Congressional Research Service. 1976/78 supplement ; reel 9, fr. 0563)

    StatementRichard P. Cronin
    SeriesMajor studies of the Congressional Research Service -- 1976/78, reel 9, fr. 0563
    ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination8 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15449382M

    This prompted President Nixon to introduce a program to produce the B-1 bomber, which would have been cutting edge at the time. The abilities of this bomber are nothing short of amazing. It could evade radar, climb to a top speed of miles per hour (1, kilometers per hour), carry 22 cruise missiles, ascend to 10, feet (3, meters) in.   Yet the issue quickly became complicated. As a result of the campaign, the B-2 had moved very much into the picture. In the same campaign, the B-1 had sustained significant political damage. Reagan no longer could simply be for a new bomber. He had to decide which bomber to be for. Of the two, the B-1 posed the most immediate political.

    Development started under the "Advanced Technology Bomber" (ATB) project during the Carter administration; its expected performance was one of the President's reasons for the cancellation of the Mach 2 capable B-1A ATB project continued during the Reagan administration, but worries about delays in its introduction led to the reinstatement of the B-1 program.   The B-1A was originally designed during the s as a high-altitude, Mach capable nuclear bomber. However, President Jimmy Carter cancelled the program .

      The U.S. Air Force says it will resume B-1 bomber flights “this week,” following a fleet-wide grounding of the supersonic bomber earlier this month due .   Described by the US Air Force as the "backbone of America's long-range bomber force," the supersonic jet first saw action in December in Iraq.


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Options available to the President in deciding the future of the B-1 bomber program Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Options available to the President in deciding the future of the B-1 bomber program. [Richard P Cronin; Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.]. The Next-Generation Bomber (NGB; unofficially called Bomber) was a program to develop a new medium bomber for the United States Air NGB was initially projected to enter service around as a stealthy, subsonic, medium-range, medium payload bomber to supplement and possibly—to a limited degree—replace the U.S.

Air Force's aging bomber fleet (B Stratofortress and B-1 Issued by: United States Air Force. The Rockwell B-1 Lancer is a supersonic variable-sweep wing, heavy bomber used by the United States Air is commonly called the "Bone" (from "B-One").

It is one of three strategic bombers in the U.S. Air Force fleet as ofthe other two being the B-2 Spirit and the B cturer: North American.

To Make Way for Future Bomber, AF Plans to Retire B-1, B-2 in s "As part of our decisions presented in the FY19 President's Budget, the Air Force will update the B bomber fleet and fund. Nicknamed “The Bone,” the B-1B Lancer is a long-range, multi-mission, supersonic conventional bomber, which has served the United States Air Force since The aircraft is on track to continue flying, at current demanding operations tempo, out to and beyond, and Boeing partners with the Air Force to keep the B-1 mission ready.

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Air Force outlined plans for its bomber fleet in its Fiscal Year President’s Budget Request Febru In line with the service’s bomber vector, the budget request detailed the Air Force plan to update the B Stratofortress fleet and continue modifications to the B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit fleets while continuing to acquire B Raiders.

The book, called the ''Long Range Combat Aircraft GO Plan,'' was a blueprint for moving the B-1 into production, and it had been kept updated for the moment, which Mr. Hello concedes he rarely. In a closely guarded decision that surprised B-1 proponents and opponents alike, President Carter said yesterday he is halting further production of the super-expensive supersonic bomber, and.

The current B, B-1, B-2 bomber trio has served the USAF since These decisions orbit around what I believe is the most important program. The Bone’s old nuclear role had forced the bomber to sit out of the Persian Gulf War in the early s, but removing the B-1B’s nuclear fangs meant the platform was now a conventional bomber.

Supersonic speed is now an available option. The F can reach Mach 2 and for the F Mach The Air Force initially planned on Fs and 1, Fs, but the F program was terminated at aircraft, and USAF so far has taken delivery of fewer than Fs. Gen. Robin Rand, the Air Force Global Strike Command commander, Randall G.

Walden, the director and program executive officer of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, and Lt. Gen. James Holmes, the deputy chief of staff, strategic plans and requirements, gives a thumbs-up to the B bomber's new name during the Air Force Association's Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National.

The B-1 Lancer is a swing-wing bomber intended for high-speed, low-altitude penetration missions. Its first flight was in Decemberbut by June the program was canceled. Four Rockwell International B-1As were built and used for flight testing with the final flight made in April   One analyst said the B-1 has considerably evolved its mission scope since its inception in the s.

“This was originally a nuclear-bomber plane and they have had to do a. Huge yet surprisingly sleek and agile, the U.S. Air Force’s B-1 Bomber popularly dubbed “Bones” for B-ONE—circles over battlefields like angels of death dispensing GPS-guided bombs from on.

But President Carter had good reason to cancel the expensive new B-1 bomber the Air Force wanted: it would be able to penetrate Moscow's continually improving air. The B-1 as a Sea Control Bomber The Rockwell B-1 has had an interesting ride as a program of record.

Designed to replace the s-era B as the Air Force’s primary nuclear bomber, the first B-1A flew in It was canceled by the Carter administration before entering production but then revived as the B-1B Lancer under Reagan.

President Jimmy Carter cancels the B-1 bomber program, calling it unnecessary and staggeringly expensive. He says that newly developed cruise missiles, in tandem with the aging B bomber fleet, can adequately deliver nuclear weapons if ever the need arises.

study of Soviet civil defense; the B-2 bomber program in place of the B-1 bomber (as a counter to the surprisingly effective Soviet low altitude air defenses); and the deployment of another U.S.

ICBM, the so-called “MX.” Brown came to his post an avowed proponent of the assured destruction school of strategic thought, but when he learned. A B-1 just appeared at a Berlin air show, and began flight tests of a new targeting system earlier this month in California.

"The future of the B-1 is bright and it is going to get brighter," Colonel Charles Sherwin, who helps keep the bomber flying, said earlier this month from a B-1 depot at Oklahoma's Tinker Air Force Base. B-1, U.S.

variable-wing strategic bomber that entered service in as a successor to the B Stratofortress. The B-1 was designed to penetrate radar-guided air defenses by flying at low levels. It was built in two versions by Rockwell International. Background The Air Force operates a fleet of long-range bombers: 76 BHs, 61 B-1Bs, and 20 B-2A stealth bombers that entered service in the s, s, and s, respectively.

Although those aircraft should be able to continue flying through at leastthe Air Force is developing a new bomber—designated the B—which it plans to field in the mid- to late s. The Air Force is mapping a two-fold future path for its B-1 bomber which includes plans to upgrade the bomber while simultaneously preparing the aircraft for eventual retirement as the service's.