Monday, March 23, 2020

B-2 Bomber Escorted By F-15C Eagles, And Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35As

A B-2A Spirit bomber is escorted by F-15C Eagles, and Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35A aircraft in support of Bomber Task Force Europe 20-2 over Keflavik, Iceland, March 17, 2020. US Air Force/Master Sgt. Matthew Plew

Business Insider: US B-2 stealth bombers teamed up with Norwegian F-35s for another flight over Iceland

* Increasing geopolitical tension between NATO and Russia has renewed attention on the North Atlantic and the Arctic.
* Iceland sits between those two regions, and the latest trip there by US stealth bombers underscores how important the island is to military planners.

Six months after the US Air Force's B-2A Spirit made its first trip to Iceland, the stealth bomber made another flight over the island this week, teaming up with US F-15C fighters and Norwegian F-35A stealth fighters.

Two B-2s, deployed for Bomber Task Force Europe 20-2 and operating out of RAF Fairford in the UK, made the flight on March 16, supported by F-15C Eagles out of RAF Lakenheath and by Norwegian F-35 Lightning IIs flying from Iceland.

B-2s also took part in a Bomber Task Force deployment in August and September, during which the stealth bomber made its first stop ever in Iceland.

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WNU Editor: Impressive photo-gallery.

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