B-1B Lancer Mission and Target
Rapidly deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision weapons, anywhere in the world, at any time.
The multi-mission B-1B Lancer is a highly versatile, supersonic aircraft that carries the largest payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the Air Force inventory. It has three internal weapons bays and the ability to mix weapons loads between bays and within a bay for J-Series weapons. The B-1B’s offensive avionics system includes high-resolution synthetic aperture radar, capable of tracking, targeting, and engaging moving vehicles as well as self-targeting and terrain-following modes.
In addition, the B-1B’s equipment enables aircrews to navigate globally without the aid of ground-based navigation aids, as well as engage targets with a high level of precision. The B-1B features an integrated, robust onboard defense and countermeasures system. The aircraft can carry up to 30 cluster munitions (CBU-87, -89, -97, -103, -104, -105) or up to 24 Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) guided weapons. The B-1B is flexible enough to be employed from inside or outside the theater of operations and is capable of conducting all-weather, deep strike, and night air-to-surface attacks.
The B-1B’s speed, superior handling characteristics, substantial payload, excellent radar targeting system, long loiter time and survivability enable the B-1B to create a multitude of far-reaching effects across the battlefield as a key element of any joint/composite strike force.