US Air Force B-1B strategic bombers fly over Sweden for the first time

US Air Force B-1B strategic bombers fly over Sweden for the first time

For the first time in stories American supersonic strategic bombers B-1B Lancer flew over Sweden. The Swedish kingdom is not part of the North Atlantic military bloc, but Washington has been taking steps for years to ensure that both “neutral” Sweden and neighboring Finland become NATO.


The flight over Sweden was performed by two B-1B Lancer, assigned to the 28th US Air Force bomber wing. These aircraft are based in Ellsworth (South Dakota, USA).

When approaching the Swedish air borders to escort the “Lancers”, the Swedish Air Force Gripen fighters were lifted into the sky. After that, American strategic bombers proceeded to the area of ​​the Widsel test site, where, as reported by the US Air Force command, "they completed the training together with the Swedish ground services."

Before the appearance of the B-1B Lancer over Sweden, the US Air Force bombers were accompanied (in different parts of the course) by the British Air Force Typhoon fighters, as well as the fifth-generation Norwegian Air Force F-35A fighters. Performing a flight in the area of ​​the Norwegian air borders B-1B Lancer, they reduced the flight altitude by contacting the Norwegian air base Erland.

In the United States itself, strategic bomber flights over Europe are called "aviation a tour of support for the American allies. "
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  1. Mavrikiy 22 May 2020 07: 08 New
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    US Air Force B-1B strategic bombers fly over Sweden for the first time
    Was they bombed by neutral on the computer? And shaw "lucky" seekers of Russian submarines?
    1. Tatyana 22 May 2020 07: 34 New
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      The Americans are in a hurry! Washington is stubbornly moving towards its goal ..

      The "masters of the dollars" can not wait to start a war and reformat the world in their interests.

      Finally, the USA will crush Sweden and Finland on the issue of their joining NATO - and the coronavirus will only be able to help Washington / Pentagon.
    2. knn54 22 May 2020 08: 44 New
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      Barin arrived, or rather flew.
  2. Thrifty 22 May 2020 07: 21 New
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    Will the Swedes and Britons happily report on “a hundred intercepted Russian bombers” in their airspace? ?? What is no reason to throw a poop to Russia. ...
  3. Free wind 22 May 2020 07: 21 New
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    The title is strange when, what, in what year, at least it happened. So these aircraft have already been discontinued for more than 20 years. And about the entrance to NATO, which Washington inclines them towards, probably the Swedes and Finns will learn from this article for the first time.
    1. Well, our Tu-160 last year flew to Venezuela for the first time. So what? Just the news.
      1. Waterline915 22 May 2020 11: 12 New
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        The first time they flew back in 2008.
        1. May be. So, celebrate as a date? Red Day appoint calendar? Ordinary news, which I did not even postpone in my memory. And the "Lancers" over Sweden will be forgotten in a month.
  4. Victor_B 22 May 2020 07: 24 New
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    I wish our Tu-22M3M fly over and around Cuba!
    That would be a squeal ...
    A sort of hefty jet fan, and the substance on it would fly from the states.
    A lot of!
    1. Victor_B 22 May 2020 07: 39 New
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      Quote: Victor_B
      A sort of hefty jet fan, and the substance on it would fly from the states.
      A lot of!

      And it would be evenly distributed over the territory and brains of the United States.
      1. novel66 22 May 2020 09: 06 New
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        and ditty
        Sitting cute on the porch
        washes his face with boron
        because it flew
        hieroplan with restroom
        will get a new sound
  5. Machete 22 May 2020 08: 03 New
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    The Swedes were glad that foreign strategists flew over them?
    And potentially with nuclear weapons on board?
    1. forest1 22 May 2020 11: 24 New
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      What's the problem. Should they be afraid of them? And Venezuela, when the Tu-160 strategists flew there, too, had to strongly protest and in every possible way prevent them?
  6. svp67 22 May 2020 08: 05 New
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    And I immediately have a question. These same Swedes are very fond of resenting any of our military activities near their borders, but do not forget that Sweden is positioning itself as a neutral state, where is the ambassador of Sweden calling us at the Foreign Ministry? Doesn’t our minister Lavrov believe that if not a note of protest, then at least his “concern” with the violation of the principle of neutrality should be addressed to this ambassador
    1. dzvero 22 May 2020 09: 14 New
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      And why immediately call the ambassador on the carpet and drive a face on the table? You can simply culturally invite them to conduct similar joint exercises with Russian strategists in June ... also two, but of each type ...
      1. Black Colonel 22 May 2020 10: 00 New
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        And by submarines to establish training (imitation) bottom mines along the fairway - exercises, so exercises!
    2. Charik 22 May 2020 11: 35 New
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      And wasn’t GDP walking there at the wedding? Then there won’t be any concerns
      1. svp67 22 May 2020 13: 08 New
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        Quote: Charik
        And wasn’t the GDP walking there at the wedding?

        Actually, he was in Austria ... Sweden is somehow aloof
  7. u123uuu 22 May 2020 08: 08 New
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    They threaten Sweden and Finland.
  8. iouris 22 May 2020 12: 54 New
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    Sweden (and Finland) is an integrated member of NATO, a close ally of the United States and an adversary of Russia. Do the Russian Foreign Ministry and the Russian Ministry of Defense see this? Are official statements made?
  9. Old26 22 May 2020 15: 02 New
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    Quote: Victor_B
    I wish our Tu-22M3M fly over and around Cuba!
    That would be a squeal ...

    Yeah. Does the distance between Russia and Cuba no longer matter? There wouldn’t be any screech. To send a distant bomber “to distant lands” - these are only those who like to hear the American screech. You probably screech like music, that everything else is not even interesting for you. For example, how do they get there ...

    Quote: Machete
    The Swedes were glad that foreign strategists flew over them? And potentially with nuclear weapons on board?

    Well, they have some kind of agreement, they just flew. But nuclear weapons have long been absent from bombers during such flights.

    Quote: svp67
    And I immediately have a question. These same Swedes are very fond of resenting any of our military activities near their borders, but do not forget that Sweden is positioning itself as a neutral state, where is the ambassador of Sweden calling us at the Foreign Ministry? Doesn’t our minister Lavrov believe that if not a note of protest, then at least his “concern” with the violation of the principle of neutrality should be addressed to this ambassador

    Sergei! Neutrality is most often "not participating in any military blocs." As for the flight of ours - so we are indignant when they fly at our borders. And the "Lancers" probably flew on the basis of some kind of bilateral agreements. Or maybe even agreements not between Sweden and the USA, but the USA and NATO ...
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    5-9 22 May 2020 15: 12 New
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    They are like 6 pieces of combat-ready ones today out of 67 in the state .... by grinding the Afghan mountains into rubble, they are worn out ... although they are basically without nuclear weapons and even without long-range missiles .. they screwed the AGM-158V .... t .e. "strategic" is very conditional, they are not included in START-3.
    1. iouris 22 May 2020 23: 28 New
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      I realized: these are neutral airplanes. They fly over neutral waters and countries.