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US B-1B Lancer bombers arrive in Europe and fly over the Baltic States

05 Mar 2021 10:11

Synopsis

For the first time in both Allies’ history, US Air Force B-1B Lancer strategic bombers are flying training sorties from Norway, including a recent overflight of the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The Lancers, part of the US Air Force’s 7th Bomb Wing, flew from Dyess Air Force Base in Texas to Ørland Air Base in Norway, landing on 22 February 2021. They’re part of a Bomber Task Force Europe mission, which allows US pilots to familiarise themselves with the airspace and their NATO Allies through a series of training exercises. It’s the first time Lancers have flown out of Norway. On 3 March 2021, the Lancers integrated with NATO Baltic Air Policing fighters from Germany and Italy, flying a combined mission over Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. All US Air Force personnel were screened for COVID-19 prior to leaving the United States and quarantined before beginning their training. Footage includes shots of B-1Bs landing at and taking off from Ørland Air Base, US Air Force personnel performing maintenance on the bombers, troops arriving at Ørland via passenger jets, and bombers flying over Estonia and Latvia.

Teaser

For the first time in both Allies’ history, US Air Force B-1B Lancer strategic bombers are flying training sorties from Norway, including a recent overflight of the Baltic States with NATO Air Policing fighters from Germany and Italy.

Transcript

1. (00:00) VARIOUS SHOTS – US AIR FORCE B-1B LANCERS ARRIVING AT ØRLAND AIR BASE IN NORWAY (footage courtesy of the US Air Force) 2. (00:26) VARIOUS SHOTS – B-1Bs TAXIING (footage courtesy of the US Air Force) 3. (00:34) WIDE SHOT (MUTE) – B-1Bs BREAKING AWAY PRIOR TO LANDING (footage courtesy of the Royal Norwegian Air Force) 4. (00:41) WIDE SHOT – B-1B FRONT (footage courtesy of the US Air Force) 5. (00:46) VARIOUS SHOTS (MUTE)– AIRCREW AND PILOTS AROUND THE AIRCRAFT (footage courtesy of the US Air Force) 6. (00:58) VARIOUS SHOTS (MUTE) – AIRCREW AND PILOTS WALKING TO BUSSES (footage courtesy of the US Air Force) 7. (01:03) VARIOUS SHOTS – B-1B EXTERIOR (footage courtesy of the Royal Norwegian Air Force) 8. (01:15) VARIOUS SHOTS – US AIR FORCE PERSONNEL ARRIVING AT ØRLAND VIA PASSENGER JET (footage courtesy of the Royal Norwegian Air Force) 9. (01:25) MEDIUM SHOT – NORWEGIAN AIRCREW WEARING ØRLAND HIGH-VISIBILITY VEST (footage courtesy of the US Air Force) 10. (01:28) WIDE SHOT – B-1B TAXIING FOR TAKE-OFF (footage courtesy of the US Air Force) 11. (01:33) VARIOUS SHOTS – B-1B TAKING OFF (footage courtesy of the US Air Force) 12. (01:50) WIDE SHOT – B-1B BREAKING FORMATION OVER ØRLAND (footage courtesy of the US Air Force) 13. (01:59) WIDE SHOT – B-1B FLYING OVER RĪGA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN LATVIA, ESCORTED BY ITALIAN EUROFIGHTER TYPHOONS (footage courtesy of the Latvian Ministry of Defence) 14. (02:04) WIDE SHOT – JETS FLYING WITH LATVIAN FLAG IN FOREGROUND (footage courtesy of the Latvian Ministry of Defence) 15. (02:07) WIDE SHOT – JETS FLYING WITH LATVIAN HOUSES IN FOREGROUND (footage courtesy of the Latvian Ministry of Defence) 16. (02:10) WIDE SHOT – B-1B FLYING OVER TALLINN, ESTONIA ESCORTED BY GERMAN EUROFIGHTER TYPHOONS (footage courtesy of the German Air Force) 17. (02:21) WIDE SHOT FROM COCKPIT OF EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON (footage courtesy of the German Air Force) 18. (02:28) WIDE SHOT – JETS FLYING OVER TALLINN (footage courtesy of the German Air Force) -END-

Media tags

Reference
NATO831694
Date filming
22 Feb 2021 12:00
End date filming
03 Mar 2021 12:00
Location
Ørland Air Base, Norway; Rīga, Latvia; Tallinn, Estonia
Usage rights
Footage courtesy of the US Air Force, the Royal Norwegian Air Force, the Latvian Ministry of Defence and the German Air Force. This media asset is free for editorial broadcast, print, online and radio use. It is restricted for use for other purposes.
Type
B-roll