419th FLTS flies first B-1 sortie after FIDL upgrade

The 419th Flight Test Squadron conducted the first functional check sortie of a B-1B Lancer which ended two years of modifications to the aircraft on Edwards AFB July 30.
The B-1 was upgraded with the Fully Integrated Data Link that allows the aircraft to communicate quickly with others in the entire battle space, even when not in theater, and allows it to become a more powerful asset to U.S. warfighters.