The upgrade allows more weapons to be carried inside the B-52 instead of on hard points (Image: USAF)
The upgrade builds on the new CONECT system (Image: USAF)
The upgrade allows the B-52 to carry 50 percent more smart weapons (Image: USAF)
B-52 dropping ordnance from wing hard points (Image: USAF)
The B-52 heavy bomber is a bit like the Queen of England – sometimes it seems as though both of them are going to go on forever. Last week, Boeing announced a new program to extend the life of the US Air Force B-52 fleet by expanding its capacity to carry smart weapons by 50 percent as part of a new US$24.6 million contract.
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