Alright, folks, gather ’round and let me lay it out for you. The US Air Force is in the midst of jazzing up its B-52H Stratofortress bomber fleet.

They’re hunting for a savvy vendor to hitch the upcoming Long-Range Standoff (LRSO) nuclear missile onto the old warhorse.

It’s part of Uncle Sam’s grand plan to give its strategic arsenal a facelift, keeping the punch in its military might.

The Secret Sauce: Bomber Weapon Interface Equipment (BWIE)

Now, they’ve got this thing called the Bomber Weapon Interface Equipment (BWIE) in the works.

It’s the secret sauce for making sure the B-52 can cozy up with the LRSO.

Three essential components make up this BWIE jazz, and they’re all going into the B-52 to make it a lethal rockstar.

First off, there’s a tweak to the B-52’s underwing unit – they call it SUU-103.

B-52 landing
B-52H Stratofortress (Image source: DVIDS)

Gotta adapt it to carry the LRSO, you see.