B-52 releases JASSM from internal bay

Equipped with the new Conventional Rotary Launcher, a B-52H bomber has dropped not one but three Joint Attack Surface Standoff Missiles (JASSM) from its internal weapons bay for the first time.

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U.S. Air Force image by Christian Turner

Each Conventional Rotary Launcher can load up to 8 JASSMs. Together with 12 JASSMs on the wing pylons, a B-52H can go to war with 20 such cruise missiles.

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