Two US B-1 Bombers and approximately 200 personnel from Dyess Air Force Base, US deployed to RAF Fairford, UK have successfully completed their Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission and are returning to Dyess AFB.

Beginning in early October, two B-1 Bombers and US personnel deployed to the UK to work and integrate with Allies as well as US theatre of operation commands for the BTF mission.

…The US bombers integrated with 4th and 5th generation Allied fighters from F-16s and Typhoons to F-35s. Further practicing long-range fighter-bomber escort and communication procedures.

The focus of these missions was in the Baltic and Black Seas. Strategic bomber missions highlight NATO’s ability to execute flying missions, sustain readiness and support Allies and Partners around the globe in vital strategic locations.

British F-35s and Typhoons provided escort for US B-1s and B-52s during a Bomber Task Force mission through the North Sea. Photo: NATO’s Allied Air Command.