Webcast: Air Force Makes Major B-1 Bomber Upgrades

By Ron Rosseau | rrosseau@ktab.tv

Published 01/31 2014 11:42AM

Updated 01/31 2014 12:13PM

The Air Force is making improvements to its fleet of B-1 bombers.

The first operational B-1B Lancer equipped with the integrated battle station upgrade was delivered to Dyess Air Force Base last week. It's the biggest improvement to the fleet in the history of the B-1 weapons system.

It's actually three modifications in the cockpit. Officers say it will be help them work more effectively with other forces.

The Defense Department is spending $983 million on the upgrades.

The Air Force officers say it will ensure that the B-1 is a capable and ready bomber through the life of the program scheduled through the year 2040.

Dyess Public Affairs Officers escorted reporters into a B-1 bomber cockpit Friday morning to show them the upgraded systems.

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