Talk:B-1 Lancer (bomber)

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 Definition A supersonic-capable heavy bomber operated by the U.S. Air Force with intercontinental range through air refueling, not used for nuclear weapons [d] [e]
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Who makes the B-1 Lancer? David E. Volk 17:05, 5 June 2008 (CDT)

Originally, Rockwell International, now part of Boeing. Rockwell may have been General Dynamics at the time of contract award. From the Air Force data sheet http://www.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?fsID=81 (Boeing, North America (formerly Rockwell International, North American Aircraft); Offensive avionics, Boeing Military Airplane; defensive avionics, EDO Corporation
There are some interesting ideas being floated about modifications, which, ironically, will go out of service before the venerable (if not blessed) B-52: make it into a large standoff electronic warfare bird, or as a long-range air-to-air missile truck that fires salvoes that would be vectored onto target by F-22's. Howard C. Berkowitz 17:16, 5 June 2008 (CDT)