Lancer Makeover

Boeing delivered the first B-1 bomber upgraded with the Integrated Battle Station to the Air Force on Jan. 21. The modification “essentially turns the B-1 into a new aircraft with the addition of the full color displays, moving maps, and new diagnostics systems,” according to a Jan. 22 company release. The upgrade—the “most extensive” in “B-1 history”—improves situational awareness for Lancer crews while providing “faster and more secure communication capabilities,” states the release. The aircraft was delivered to Dyess AFB, Tex.