The B-1B Lancer is a multi-mission armament system with a great degree of versatility. The B-1B Bomber synthetic aperture radar can monitor, target, and engage moving vehicles, as well as operate in self-targeting and terrain-following modes.
Earlier this year, the US air force announced plans to retire the B-1B lancer also known as the bone in favor of the new B-21 raider stealth bomber. The B-1B will remain in service for some time but unlike its older cousin, the B-52 stratofortress its days are apparently numbered. The B-1B has served in a variety of capacities since the 1980s demonstrating a remarkable degree of mission flexibility.