The US Air Force's B-1 bomber just turned 30

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Boeing B-1 Bomber

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The Boeing B-1 bomber has been the workhorse of the United States Air Force since it was first delivered in June 1985.

In honor of the elite bomber's birthday, Boeing has announced a number of sweeping upgrades to turn the B-1 into a fully "integrated battle station."

"We're connecting the bombers to a global communications network that increases the situational awareness of the crew and allows for greater agility, like re-targeting weapons while in flight" said Dan Ruder, Boeing's Advance Programs Lead, in a press release.

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Take a look back at the history of the B-1.