U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers recently arrived at the Norwegian Air Base in Oerland for the first time in the both Allies history.
According to a NATO news update, the United States and Norway will conduct joint training to demonstrate transatlantic interoperability.
“These missions help build an understanding and further bolster the partnership between Allies. Overall, this will increase the lethality and readiness of the combined forces in the North of Europe.”
Jeff Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa commander, was quoted as saying:
“I’m looking forward to showcasing our ability to operate out of this new location and get after the mission in fresh environments. Training with allies like Norway enables us to hone our deterrence and defence capabilities while also enhancing regional stability.”