Current Affairs

100 Year Old Airplanes?

The Washington Post reports on a new contract to upgrade the computers in the US Air Force’s B-52 bomber fleet.

Lockheed Martin Corp. of Bethesda won a $30 million contract to deliver new computers for the aging B-52 bomber that will enable the Air Force to continue flying the plane until 2050.

Those bombers will be just shy of 100 years old by 2050. Talk about projecting out into the future — it’s awfully hard to believe they could still be effective! Let’s hope they don’t run Windows on those computers!