This was the first time the B-2s forward deployed to Keflavik Air Base, Iceland marking a significant event for capabilities between Allied fighter aircraft and stealth bombers. The B-2s integrated and trained with the U.K.'s typhoon fighter jets and Norway's F-35s.
Strong partnerships are essential to our ability to deter, defend and win
"Regularly cooperating bomber activities with allies and partners helps us better address challenges in today's complex global security environment," said General Jeff Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, NATO Allied Air Command commander. "Strong partnerships are essential to our ability to deter, defend and win," he added.
Strategic bomber missions highlight NATO's ability to execute flying missions, sustain readiness and support our allies and partners around the globe.
"Our ability to rotate Airmen and aircraft in theatre and integrate capabilities with our allies, particularly in the High North, highlights our collective readiness. These missions demonstrate how our combined forces are prepared to respond to any potential crisis or challenge across the globe," continued General Harrigian.