Prior to the 2006 QDR, the Air Force had indicated that its current bomber fleet would suffice until 2037, when advanced technologies, such as hypersonic cruise vehicles, would potentially reach maturity and be incorporated into follow-on bomber aircraft
. The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), responding to the Air Force's desire to retire 38 B-52Hs and concerned about the Air Force's ability to successfully execute long-range bombing missions in the future, accelerated Air Force plans for fielding a new aircraft by almost 20 years, to 2018.
This was unusual for bomber aircraft
at that time, but it was essential for him to co-ordinate the mission.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad unveiled Iran's first domestically built unmanned bomber aircraft
in August 2010, calling it an "ambassador of death" to Iran's enemies.
In addition to landing a bomber aircraft
on the South China Sea, China has deployed new weapon systems on its largest outpost in the Paracel Islands, according to a Washington-based think tank.
A leading French, independent provider of maintenance and modification services to civil and military aircraft operators, Sabena technics, has awarded a contract to StandardAero to provide engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for PW123AF, PT6-67AF and PT6A-42 engines that power water bomber aircraft
for the French government.
In Syria, six airstrikes were launched using attack and bomber aircraft
. Five struck near Ain Al-Arab, or Kobane, where they hit "three ISIL tactical units and destroyed nine ISIL fighting positions, one ISIL vehicle, and one ISIL building," a statement from the Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) revealed.
China's landing of bomber aircraft
on Woody Island in the Paracel Islands has also raised tension, the Pentagon noted.
Each water bomber aircraft
should be able to drop a minimum (actual volume within 5%) 3,000 liters of water reserve included) (foaming or retardant.
In Syria, attack and bomber aircraft
were used to conduct six airstrikes: two near Al-Hasakah, which "struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed four ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL excavator," and four near Ain Al-Arab/Kobane, which "struck three ISIL tactical units and destroyed seven ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL vehicle," the statement said.
The Duterte administration said it does not see China as a security threat despite its deployment of bomber aircraft
in the South China Sea.
As a unique configuration of Sniper ATP, Sniper ATP-SE offers strike fighter and bomber aircraft
with advanced modes for non-traditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; improved combat identification; and two-way data link communication.
and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists in Iraq using fighter, attack and bomber aircraft
. The Coalition aircraft conducted seven airstrikes against ISIL targets approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, the Combined Joint Task Force announced on Monday.