The aircraft maker says a $76 million contract will let it start upgrading the U.S. Air Force's aging but still potent fleet of heavy bombers.
The iconic aircraft of the Cold War made its debut flight in 1952. The Air Force says the bomber could easily still be flying in the year 2040.
X-51A WaveRider scheduled to be dropped over Pacific Ocean in December inaugural test flight.
USAF engineers design thermal curtain to protect aircrews from blinding nuclear explosions. The curtains resemble common windshield sunshades used in passenger cars.
Unfortunately, the "B-52 Stratofortress Ejector Seat Chair" isn't functional.
The $35,000 bed is designed and fabricated from two DC-9 rear stabilizers and a C-130 inner flap.