Modernizing the supersonic B-1 bomber from wings to wiring

Posted September 1, 2015 at 3:48pm

One of the most distinctive sounds in aviation today is the “aerial roar” of the B-1B Lancer Bomber as pilots stroke the afterburners. From the nation’s heartland to strategic operating areas overseas, the sound of the B-1 echoes across the skies.  

Though it celebrated 30 years of service this year, the “Bone” is as relevant as ever, thanks in no small part to continuing upgrade work. Boeing employees are developing important upgrades that keep the bomber on the cutting edge of performance. From wings to wiring, the aircraft is undergoing a thorough modernization.  

Read more about it in the latest issue of Frontiers magazine .  

Check out this video as the B-1B Lancer celebrates 30 years of service: