Latest "b-52 stratofortress" stories
The test off the coast of Southern California broke a streak of three testing failures last year, that led Congress to nix procurement funds in 2022.
The B-52's current engines, which date back to the early 1960s, are soon reaching the end of their life spans and must be replaced.
The three bombers will rendezvous over the Gulf of Mexico before their precision Super Bowl flyover.
The exercise also included allied personnel from the U.K. and Australia.