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US bombers fly over all 30 NATO nations in a single day

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In a display of commitment to European security and solidarity, US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bombers overflew all 30 NATO Allies on Friday, 28 August 2020.

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In a display of commitment to European security and solidarity, six US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bombers overflew all 30 NATO Allies on Friday, 28 August 2020.

Four B-52s deployed to the UK Royal Air Force’s base in Fairford overflew Europe, while two bombers flying from Minot Air Force Base in the United States overflew North America for this long-planned event, named “Allied Sky”. Along the way, the bombers were escorted by around 80 fighter aircraft from other Allied militaries.
Aircraft from 20 other NATO Allies flew alongside the US bombers: Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
The training boosted Allies’ ability to respond together to any challenge, helping deter any potential aggression, prevent conflict and preserve peace.

The United States has been flying Bomber Task Force missions in Europe since 2018, racking up over 200 sorties to date.


Footage includes shots of B-52 bombers on the ground, in flight, and being escorted by fighters from various Allies.

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  1. (00:00) US AIR FORCE B-52 STRATOFORTRESS BOMBER TAKING OFF FROM ROYAL AIR FORCE BASE FAIRFORD
  2. (00:06) VARIOUS SHOTS: B-52 COCKPIT
  3. (00:21) VARIOUS SHOTS: BELGIAN AIR FORCE F-16 FIGHTING FALCON MULTIROLE FIGHTER FORMED UP ON B-52
  4. (00:29) MEDIUM SHOT: ROYAL DANISH AIR FORCE F-16 FIGHTING FALCON MULTIROLE FIGHTER
  5. (00:33) MEDIUM SHOT: GERMAN AIR FORCE EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON FROM NATO’S BALTIC AIR POLICING MISSION FORMED UP ON B-52
  6. (00:38) VARIOUS SHOTS: FRENCH AIR FORCE MIRAGE 2000 FIGHTERS AND GERMAN AIR FORCE EUROFIGHTER TYPHOONS FORMED UP ON B-52
  7. (00:48) VARIOUS SHOTS: ROYAL NORWEGIAN AIR FORCE F-35 LIGHTING II STRIKE FIGHTERS
  8. (00:58) WIDE SHOT: NORWAY SEEN FROM CRUISING ALTITUDE
  9. (01:02) WIDE SHOT: POLISH AIR FORCE MiG-29 FULCRUM BREAKING LEFT
  10. (01:08) VARIOUS SHOTS: UK ROYAL AIR FORCE EUROFIGHTER TYPHOONS
  11. (01:19) VARIOUS SHOTS: BELGIAN AIR FORCE F16’S ESCORT US AIR FORCE B-52 STRATOFORTRESS BOMBER
  12. (01:45) VARIOUS SHOTS: US AIR FORCE B-52 STRATOFORTRESS BOMBER REFUELLING FROM TURKISH KC-135 STRATOTANKER
  13. (02:04) VARIOUS SHOTS: US AIR FORCE B-52 STRATOFORTRESS BOMBER REFUELLING FROM TURKISH KC-135 STRATOTANKER WITH ESCORT FROM TURKISH F16
  14. (02:12) VARIOUS SHOTS: US AIR FORCE B-52 STRATOFORTRESS BOMBER WITH ESCORT FROM TURKISH F16
  15. (02:39) VARIOUS SHOTS: B-52 ON TARMAC
  16. =END=
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Footage courtesy of the US Department of Defense, Belgian Ministry of Defence and Turkish Ministry of National Defence. This media asset is free for editorial broadcast, print, online and radio use. It is restricted for use for other purposes.
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