The B-1 departed from Norway and refuelled off the Scottish coast before ultimately overflying the Aegean Sea.
A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 7th Bomb Wing approaches a #100ARW KC-135 Stratotanker during a Bomber Task Force mission off the Scottish Coast, April 12.#BTF @AFGlobalStrike @HQUSAFEAFAF pic.twitter.com/UZEVWnyvlR
— RAF Mildenhall (@RAFMildenhall) April 15, 2021
The U.S.AF say that the B-1B Lancer from the 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, was involved in Bomber Task Force mission to the Aegean Sea.
“The U.S. Air Force routinely operates across the globe to remain flexible and agile so that it can support allies and partners and defend U.S. security interests. Bomber Task Force missions demonstrate U.S. commitment to the collective defense of the NATO alliance and are a visible demonstration of the U.S. capability of extended deterrence.”
Gen. Jeff Harrigian, commander NATO Allied Air Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa, was quoted as saying:
“Our commitment to regional peace and stability is unwavering. Missions like this are just one example of NATO’s ready, lethal force that can respond to any global threat at a moment’s notice.”