Air Force Arms B1-B With Hypersonic Weapons

Air Force Arms B1-B With Hypersonic Weapons
U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Peter Reft

(Washington, D.C.) The Air Force arming its classic B-1B bomber with long-range, lethal hypersonic weapons able to move at 5-times the speed of sound, skip along the boundaries of the earth's atmosphere and descend upon targets at lightning speed -- before an enemy might have a chance to respond, or even know what's on the way.

During a recent “mock up” of a B-1B weapons bay, Air Force weapons developers showed that the platform can carry as many as four hypersonic weapons internally.

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