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.

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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