US strategic bombers first crossed the borders of Ukraine

According to sources from the United States Air Force, on May 29, US strategic bombers first appeared in the skies of Ukraine. Two Rockwell B-1B Lancer bombers from the 28th Air Force bomber wing took off from Ellsworth Air Base in South Dakota and made a non-stop flight from the continental United States to Europe.

The planes entered the airspace of Poland and then Ukraine, not reaching Kiev a bit. Then they turned south and followed through the Black Sea, as well as Romania and Turkey. Over Poland, the bombers were escorted by F-16C / D and MiG-29 fighters. In the Ukrainian sky, the Americans were accompanied by the Su-27 and MiG-29, and above Turkey - Lockheed Martin F-16C / D. In addition, the B-1B was escorted by the F-16AM / BM and MiG-21 Lancer of Romania and the F-16C / D of Greece.

Refueling of strategic bombers in the air was carried out by Boeing KC-135 tanker aircraft of the US and Turkish air forces.

Rockwell B-1B Lancer was developed in the 70-80s of the last century by Rockwell International, and has been in service with the US military since 1985. The bomber was first used in combat in 1998 in Operation Desert Fox against the Iraqi Army.
  • Photos used: Ukrainian Air Force
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  1. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 29 May 2020 18: 02
    Slowly getting used to the convoy of Soviet aircraft.
    1. Alexey Grigoryev (Alexey Grigoriev) 29 May 2020 18: 50
      1. boriz Offline boriz
        boriz (boriz) 29 May 2020 18: 52
        This is, so far, Soviet. It will then be easier to get used to the Russian ones.
  2. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 29 May 2020 18: 55
    The Yankees are slowly mastering near our borders, and the day is not far when they will build their naval and air force bases in Ukraine, and will feel there like in Japanese Okinawa, or Cuban Guantanamo.
    1. Egor 7b7 Offline Egor 7b7
      Egor 7b7 31 May 2020 16: 48
      "Iskander" is somehow deeply violet that amazes. Okinawa or Guantanamo.
  3. Alexander Zima Offline Alexander Zima
    Alexander Zima (Alexander Zima) 29 May 2020 20: 27
    This maneuver will bring absolutely nothing ... since the "DEAD Hand" will kill the islanders anyway ... Russian submarines with nuclear missiles hang around in the waters of KUBA .... and watch how their partners on Strategic bomb carriers write out dead loops over KIEV ....
    1. Alexander Zima Offline Alexander Zima
      Alexander Zima (Alexander Zima) 29 May 2020 20: 32
      And the base of strategists in UKRAINE ... this is a utopia .. he needs a runway from LVIV to KHARKOV ... he won’t even have time to start the engines, as he will be shot down on the ground.