B-2A Spirit stealth bombers from the US Air Force’s 509th Bomber Wing were deployed on a long-planned mission of the ‘Bomber Task Force’, representing its first forward operation from Iceland.
A 🇺🇸 B-2 Spirit stealth bomber flies alongside @usairforce F-15s and 🇬🇧 @RoyalAirForce Eurofighter Typhoons during a training mission over the #NorthSea. Missions like this help mitigate security risks within the European theater and build relationships with our @NATO Allies. pic.twitter.com/8OyRsh6Qe5
— US Mission to NATO (@USNATO) September 7, 2021
During deployment, the crew and pilots undertook missions introducing them to work in European theatre and European airspace, while refining skills and relationships with NATO allies and regional partners.
On August 25th, a B-2 Spirit flew in formation over the North Sea with F-15C Eagles and F-15E Strike Eagles from the 48th Fighter Wing at Lakenheath.
“The stealth bomber then made a low-key approach to Fairford Base on the same night. This clearly highlighted the migratory work that the B-2As and their crews are doing with partners USAFE & AFAFRICA as they are deployed to the BTF mission.”