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Bombs away: US bomber fleet upgraded for the 21st century

Billions of dollars are being spent to upgrade and modernise the US Air Force’s ageing fleet of Cold War strategic bombers. With several technological enhancements, it is hoped the B-1B, B-2 and the venerable B-52 will remain effective platforms for another 40 years. But with adversaries building up effective air defence capabilities and a new bomber on the way, is it money well spent?

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