Allied and Partner Fighters Team Up With U.S. Bombers for Combined Arms Training in the Baltic Sea Region

Allied and Partner fighters joined US heavy bombers, maritime and special operations forces in the Baltic sea region, October 23. The training was designed to hone reactions to dynamic threats.

US Air Force B-1s were joined by fighters from Poland and NATO Partner Sweden, which enabled a total force integration with U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and Special Operations Command Europe. This type of combined arms mission demonstrates Allied ability…in the Baltic Sea region, which hosts major sea and air routes for NATO and partner nations.

“Bomber Task Forces strengthen our ability to operate and fight alongside our Allies and Partners,” said General Jeff Harrigian, Commander Allied Air Command. “Bombers enhance our ability to address dynamic threats and counter adversary actions in the region as an effective joint force.” [Harrigian is jointly top commander of NATO’s Allied Air Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa.]

“Swedish Gripens line up for take off en-route to integrate with B-1 bombers over the Baltic Sea.” Photograph: Swedish Air Force.