US plan to upgrade B-52 bombers signal to Russia: Ex-Pentagon official

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The United States’ plan to upgrade B-52 bombers is a signal to Russia, which has reportedly increased its patrol, particularly off the US coast, former Pentagon official Michael Maloof says.Maloof made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Saturday, commenting on the US military’s plan to spend $1.1 billion to upgrade dozens of B-52 bombers, boosting the aircraft’s brainpower and making it easier for the plane to share complicated targeting information.Foreign Policy magazine reported on Thursday the bombers will be equipped with software upgrades, radios, and computer servers — plus digital work stations that will replace aging control panels.

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