US airlifted four bombers to Europe

They arrived at base in England for a long-planned mission of a task force of bombers.

Two pairs of American strategic bombers B-1B Lancer were deployed to the forward base of Fairford in Great Britain. This was announced on Thursday, October 7, with reference to the US European Command. Interfax-Ukraine.

“B-1B Lancer bombers, support equipment and personnel from Expeditionary Bomber Squadron 9 from Dyce Air Force Base, Texas, have arrived at RAF Fairford in England for the long-planned mission of a task force of bombers,” the report said.

At the same time, it is noted that the European Command, together with the US Strategic Command, have regularly conducted such operations since 2018, using the strategic bombers B-1B Lancer, B-52H Stratofortress and B-2 Spirit.

US Air Force Strategic Bomber Missions in Europe allow crews to train in deployments at unfamiliar airfields and interact with NATO allies and partners to increase combat readiness, the report said.

“By training and integrating with our allies and partners, we are expanding our ability to adapt to challenges and confront adversaries globally,” said General Jeff Harrigian, Commander of the US Air Force Europe and Africa.

At the same time, he stressed that strategic theater bombing missions in the area of ​​responsibility of the US Air Force Command in Europe demonstrate the unique ability of the US Air Force to quickly deploy and integrate with NATO allies and partners, while providing the necessary training for a joint force.

When approaching Great Britain, American bombers were accompanied by fighters from the British Royal Air Force.

Recall that in February of this year, the United States for the first time deployed strategic bombers to Norway.

It was also reported that US bombers will regularly fly over Ukraine.

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