U.S. Air Force B-1B Bombers Integrate with Swedish Air Force Gripen Fighter Jets Over Sweden for First Time

The U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer supersonic strategic bombers integrated with Swedish Air Force Gripen fighter jets over Sweden for the first time.

The integration training, conducted as part of a Bomber Task Force (BTF) Europe mission, was announced by U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa (USAFE-AFAFRICA).

The USAF B-1B bombers are currently conducting multiple BTF missions across the European and Indo-Pacific areas of operation.

On May 11, the bombers conducted integration and interoperability training with Royal Danish Air Force F-16 fighter jets overflying Bornholm Island, Denmark, and Polish Air Force F-16 jets and MiG-29 jets joining to overfly Warsaw, Poland, in addition to overflight of Latvia and Lithuania.

The bombers also recently conducted a mission in the South China Sea from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

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