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Attack Terrible(Sept 14) Two US B-52 suddenly on purpose entering warzone, Escort by two UK Typhoon

British jets escort B-52 bombers through Mediterranean
This weekend two 11 Squadron Typhoons from RAF Akrotiri escorted an American B-52 bomber on its transit through the Eastern Mediterranean.

The Royal Air Force say here that the two B-52 Stratofortresses, assigned to the US Air Force Global Strike Command, travelled from RAF Fairford and flew over the Eastern Mediterranean, Arabian Peninsula and the Red Sea before departing the region.

“Bomber Task Force missions demonstrate readiness and enhance mission preparation for the US Air Force, but also provide significant training opportunities for coalition partnerships across the Broader Middle East. Escorts supporting the transit included fighter aircraft from the Kuwait Air Force and the Royal Saudi Air Force.

Senior National Representatives of 16 coalition nations, led by the Canadian Senior National Representatives, Royal Canadian Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Wong, provided logistical support for the transit of the Bomber Task Force from the Combined Air Operations Centre.”

Army General “Erik” Kurilla, Commander of USCENTCOM, was quoted as saying:
“This kind of operation demonstrates the collective capabilities of the military partnership we’ve developed in the Middle East. We have the ability to put a significant measure of combat power in the air alongside our partners very quickly. We can do the same on the ground and at sea.”

Wing Commander Collins, UK National Approval Authority, was also quoted:
“From planning and co-ordination through to the execution phase, the Bomber Task Force exercise is a true coalition effort.

Aircraft and personnel from a number of nations are playing their part, helping to enhance integration between broader coalition forces in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East regions.

UK participation of Typhoon fighters, along with the team here in the Combined Air Operations Centre, demonstrates our commitment to supporting our regional partners in providing security and stability.”