The US Air Force sent a quartet of B-1B Lancer strategic supersonic aircraft to Europe in late spring. The bombers recently landed in Sweden for the first time ever.
The Rockwell B-1B Lancer strategic bomber is an American strategic bomber aircraft used by the United States Air Force. The aircraft is designed to perform strategic bombing, close and long air support missions. It was developed by Rockwell International (later Boeing) and manufactured from 1983 to 1988.
The B-1B Lancer bomber features a stealth airframe and three-part wings that can be angled for multi-mission performance. The bomber uses an advanced weapon control system, reconnaissance and navigation systems, as well as radars and other sensors.
The B-1B Lancer is a bomber with main passenger engines including four Hughes-Egan F101-GE-102 Jet engines, giving it the ability to fly at supersonic speeds. It can also carry a wide range of precision weapons, hypersonic bombs and air-to-air missiles.
The B-1B Lancer has been used in numerous combat operations around the world, and has been upgraded and improved over the years to enhance its capabilities. The B-1B Lancer is part of the US Strategic Force and is used to support military operations and direct strategic strikes in various scenarios.