US strategic bombers 'B52' fly over Latvia

US strategic bombers 'B52' fly over Latvia

US strategic bombers 'B52' fly over Latvia

According to the Ministry of Defense, on September 25, the US Air Force strategic bombers "B-52 Stratofortress" from the 5th Bomber Brigade at the Minota Air Force Base in North Dakota, based at the Royal Air Force Base in Fairford, UK, conducted training flights in the Baltic Sea area to strengthen interoperability and interoperability with destroyers and refueling aircraft of other NATO member countries.
Italian and German air force fighters "Eurofighter" were also involved in training flights in Latvian airspace, and are currently carrying out a patrol mission in NATO airspace of the Baltic States on a rotating basis.

In support of strategic training flights, refueling in the air was provided by a refueling aircraft "KC-135" located at air bases in Great Britain and the Royal Air Force aircraft "KDC-10" in the Netherlands.

The training flights complemented and were integrated into the long-term planned military exercises of the Danish, Dutch and Polish Armed Forces.
"Over the past month, we have flown more than 50 flights with allies and partners from 30 countries and have integrated not only the aircraft of 100 partner countries, but also the US aviation base ship Roosevelt, with missions in the North Sea, Baltic, Barents, Black Sea, In the Eastern Mediterranean and Adriatic, "said General Jeff Harrigians, U.S. Air Force Commander for Europe and Africa.

"Great, as this is only a small part of our combat capabilities, which demonstrates our common ability to deter and defend," Harrigians stressed.

Regular joint exercises and exercises with the Allies are a cornerstone of US forces in Europe 's long - term contribution to global security and stability. U.S. forces in Europe point out that, despite the challenges posed by Covid-19, the U.S. armed forces are fully prepared to take on any task while strengthening cooperation with Allies and partner countries.