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Air Force bomber plan: B-2, B-52 and B-1 to fly into 2040

The B-52 will be armed with long-range, nuclear cruise missiles? the B-2 will elude the most modern air defenses and the B-1B bomber will fire hypersonic weapons — if the Air Force?s plan for the next several decades comes to fruition.

Air Force weapons developers are immersed in an intricate plan to bring the service?s bomber fleet into future decades — by adding weapons, avionics and networking technologies to current aircraft and moving quickly to bring new B-21 bombers to the force.

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