USAF deploys B-2 stealth bomber aircraft to Europe
- August 28, 2019
The U.S. Air Force has deployed B-2 Spirit stealth bomber aircraft to Europe.
Airmen and support equipment from the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, have arrived in the U.S. European Command area of responsibility for a deployment to conduct theater integration and flying training.
According to a news release, “The aircraft will operate out of RAF Fairford, England. The deployment of strategic bombers to the U.K. helps exercise RAF Fairford as U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s forward operating location for bombers”.
Air Force officials said that the B-2’s deployment also includes joint and allied training in Europe to improve bomber interoperability.
”Training with partners, allied nations and other U.S. Air Force units contributes to our readiness and enables us to build enduring and strategic relationships necessary to confront a broad range of global challenges,” the Air Force said Aug. 27.