New bomber innovation cell aims to fly Agile Pod comm/nav capabilities on a B-52 next year

By Courtney Albon / October 6, 2021 at 3:19 PM
A new innovation cell within the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Bombers Directorate aims to fly its prototype of an Agile Pod for the B-52 for the first time early next year. The directorate established the innovation cell, dubbed “The Edge,” last December to identify innovative, rapid solutions to capability needs within the fielded bomber fleet, which includes the B-2, B-1 and B-52. Brig. Gen. John Newberry, the program executive officer for bombers, said the new office’s charter is...

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