Saturday, May 30, 2020

U.S. Air Force B-1 bombers integrate with Ukrainian fighters for the first time

May 29, 2020 (Ministry of Defense of Ukraine) Two B-1B Lancers from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, conducted a long-range, long duration strategic Bomber Task Force mission throughout Europe and the Black Sea region. This marked the first time that a Bomber Task Force mission integrated with Su-27 and MiG-29 aircrafts of the Ukrainian Air Forces. Such an event is one more sign of development of the Armed Forces of Ukraine towards further interoperability with NATO member and partner states.