Tinkering with B-1 bombers at air base in Oklahoma

Published: Monday, March 21, 2016 By: Silas Allen Source: NewsOK

After spending more than a decade prowling the skies above southwest Asia, the U.S. Air Force's fleet of B-1 Lancers is coming off the front lines to Oklahoma for much-needed upgrades.

Department of Defense officials announced plans last month to pull the B-1 from its current fight, against the Islamic State, and replacing it with other bombers, including the B-52 Stratofortress.

Meanwhile, the fleet of more than 60 B-1s is coming to Tinker Air Force Base for upgrades that officials say will make the four-engine supersonic bomber deadlier when they return to the battlefield.

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