B-52 Stratofortess bombers kicked off yet another Bomber Task Force mission May 20, with the first aircraft touching down at RAF Fairford, U.K., the Pentagon said. The appetite for bomber task force exceeds capacity,” the head of Air Force Global Strike Command Gen. Thomas A. ...
A pair of B-1 bombers flew over the North Sea on June 5, joining in on an expansive aerial exercise taking place in the Nordic region. As part of Arctic Challenge Exercise 2023, the B-1s from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, flew above the USS Gerald ...
Multiple B-52 bombers from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., arrived at RAF Fairford, England, on Aug. 18 as part of a bomber task force mission in Europe, U.S. Air Forces in Europe announced. Flying into Fairford, the B-52s from the 5th Bomb Wing got a ...
RAF FAIRFORD, U.K.—A little more than a decade ago, RAF Fairford was all but abandoned by the U.S. Air Force, the service keeping the small base northwest of London as a designated standby, to be used only in contingencies. Now, however, the base is in ...
RAF FAIRFORD, U.K.—At the end of a row of fighter jets at July's Royal International Air Tattoo, an entirely different kind of aircraft drew plenty of attention from the thousands in attendance—the U-2S Dragon Lady. Long shrouded in secrecy, the legendary high-altitude intelligence, surveillance, and ...
A pair of U.S. Air Force B-2s integrated with Norwegian F-35s over the North Sea on Sept. 8 as part of a recent Bomber Task Force deployment. The mission was “designed to test escort procedures, stand-off weapon employment, and the suppression and destruction of air ...