This BTF's objective was to demonstrate Allied and Partner capabilities while simultaneously increasing interoperability. The BTF launched from Moron Air Base, Spain and stretched throughout the Baltics, connecting to Swedish air space. Allied fighters from Denmark, the United Kingdom, and Poland joined along the way to escort the bombers.
Multi-domain and cross-component integration is critical to ensuring we can always live up to the highest standard of support
"The safety and security of our Baltic and Nordic Allies is an enduring priority for our force," said General Jeff Harrigian, Commander Allied Air Command. "This week's multi-domain and cross-component integration is critical to ensuring we can always live up to the highest standard of support," he shared.
While over the Baltic Sea, the bombers integrated with the multi-domain and multi-national exercise BALTOPS, furthering Alliance interoperability and strategic relationships.
"These BTF missions are vital to the interoperability between Alliance members and Partners," underlined Brigadier General Andrew Hansen, Deputy Chief of Staff Operations Allied Air Command. "Each time we plan and execute these types of missions, we demonstrate the Alliance is willing and capable of providing security in the Baltic Sea Region."