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A two-ship formation of B-1B Lancers assigned to the 28th Bomb Squadron, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, release chaff and flares while maneuvering over New Mexico during a training mission.

General says the US Air Force needs a lot more bombers to stand up to China and Russia

The US arsenal has 156 strategic bombers, but an Air Force four-star says the US needs anywhere between 225 and 386 to confront near-peer threats.
Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and part of the Bomber Task Force deployed to the region, conduct joint exercises in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

US aircraft carrier, bombers and fighters flex their muscles near Iran with simulated strikes

US fighters with the USS Abraham Lincoln's carrier air wing linked up with US Air Force bombers over the weekend for a show of force near Iran.
F-22 intercepts Russian Tu-95 bomber

Russia flew bombers off the coast of Alaska twice in 2 days, forcing the US to scramble stealth fighters in response

Russia sent Tu-95 long-range strategic bombers flying past Alaska twice in two days, and in both cases, US F-22s flew out to meet them.
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Indian Ocean, January 18, 2012.

Why the US suddenly decided to send an aircraft carrier and bombers to check Iran

The US got intel hinting at a possible Iranian attack on US interests, so Washington decided to move additional firepower to the region as a warning.
Two U. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers over the Pacific Ocean on a routine training mission, August 1, 2018.

US and Chinese bombers have been flexing their muscles over an important waterway

It's been a busy week for Chinese and US bombers, both of which have participated in military drills in the same neighborhood recently.
The B-52 with all its ammunition.

The US sent a B-52 bomber through the South China Sea for the first time in months

The bomber overflight comes as the US Navy sails warships past Chinese-occupied islands in the South China Sea and through the Taiwan Strait.
Two U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers fly over the Pacific Ocean during a routine training mission Aug. 2, 2018.

US B-52 bombers are getting an upgrade that will let them drop smart bombs like never before

America's longest-serving bombers are getting an upgrade that will allow them to drop more bombs in a single run, making them much more lethal.
B1 CREW CHIEF DIRECTS BOMBER PRIOR TO MISSION

An Air Force base just deployed this new weapon in the fight to save its expensive bombers from geese — ‘bird cannons’

Birds pose a serious threat to US aircraft and pilots, but one Air Force base has developed an innovative solution to the problem — the bird cannon.
Russian TU-95 bomber flies through airspace northwest of Okinoshima island

F-22 stealth fighters intercept Russian strategic bombers near Alaska for the second time this month

Two Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers approached Alaska on Tuesday, causing the US to dispatch two F-22 stealth fighters to enter the strategic Cold War-era bombers. This is the second time this month this has occurred.

Chinese bombers are extremely active, and the Pentagon thinks they’re training for strikes against US targets

Chinese bombers are much more active and operating farther from Chinese shores at an increased frequency, and the Pentagon thinks they are likely training for strikes on US targets, according to the 2018 China Military Power Report.