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The Bone just got badder: Air Force flies external cruise missile on B-1
Stephen Losey
 

The Air Force has, for the first time, flown a B-1B Lancer bomber with an inert cruise missile mounted externally.

And the Nov. 20 demonstration could pave the way for the Lancer to eventually carry hypersonic missiles mounted on an external pylon, the Air Force said in a release Tuesday.

The external captive carry flight, first reported by Military.com, took place at Edwards Air Force Base in California, and included a B-1 from the 412th Test Wing’s 419th Flight Test Squadron, part of the Global Power Combined Test Force.

The B-1 carried an inert Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile, or JASSM, under an external pylon.

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