This Rockwell now Boeing B-1B Lancer bomber is assigned to the commander of the 77th Weapons Squadron, part of the US Air Force Weapons School, based out of Dyess AFB Texas. The B-1 bomber is called the BONE because of its name… B – ONE. The Bone has been an extremely versatile aircraft in the Global War on Terror with its ability to carry 24 precision-guided weapons in the three weapons bays on the belly of the aircraft and the SNIPER XR targeting pod on the right under-belly of the fuselage. During Operation Anaconda B-1s from Thummrait Air Base Oman carried 24 GBU-31 JDAMs for missions over Afghanistan. During the Shock and Awe campaign still operating from Thummrait, B-1s were loaded with three separate types of munitions in the weapons bays; GBU-31 2000-pound JDAM bunker busters in the forward bay, GBU-31 Mk84 2000-pound JDAMs in the center bay, and the new CBU-105 Sensor Fused Weapon cluster bomb in the aft weapons bay.
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