An airborne transmitter that responds to ground-based
interrogation signals to provide air traffic controllers with more
accurate and reliable position information than would be possible
with "passive" radar; may also provide air traffic control with an
Aero-Linx: B-1B Lancer USAF
Carrying the largest payload of both guided and unguided weapons
in the Air Force inventory, the multi-mission B-1 is the backbone
of America's long-range bomber force. It can rapidly deliver
massive quantities of precision and non-precision weapons against
any adversary, anywhere in the world, at any time.
"I was in Kabul the other night [and was] briefed by the
brigadier general who I appointed to carry out an investigation of
this particular incident, and there is indeed video from a B-1
bomber that very clearly shows bombs hitting individuals who are
the Taliban who are reacting to the movements of the Afghan and
coalition forces on the ground."
Source: Army Gen. David H. Petraeus,
commenting after he recently watched a video recorded by an
aerial bomber involved in the May 4 firefight in Farah province
between a joint U.S.-Afghan force and Taliban insurgents.