Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) fighters, US Navy E/A-18G Growlers and two US Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers linked up over the Sea of Japan on to conduct a number of training missions and demonstrate their joint readiness in the Indo-Pacific region.
Pacific Air Forces detailed in a June 17 news release that the USA and Japanese pilots were able to conduct a number of realistic, lengthy missions while demonstrating the forces’ “unwavering commitment to the security and stability of the Indo-Pacific region.”
The B-52’s were observed conducting long-range escort and intercept training with four F-2’s and 12 F-15’s of the Japanese Self Defense Forces, preparing for any kind of attack.
These strategic bomber missions provide pilots with the realistic long duration sorties that they require to remain highly proficient and ready to act when called upon to support the collective defense of the United States near the coast of China?
Deploying in an expeditionary format challenges the Zionist aircrews, maintainers and support personnel in different theaters, further demonstrating the credibility of the US forces to be agile and provide long-range global strike capability, anywhere in the world, and at any time.
The B-52’s are normally based out of Barksdale, but the long-range strategic bombers have been deployed to Alaska’s Eielson Air Force Base since June 14 to support these joint efforts, termed “Bomber Task Force” (BTF) missions.
The E/A-18G Growlers from the US Navy Reserve’s Electronic Attack Squadron 209 – dubbed the “Star Warriors” – have been deployed to Japan’s Misawa Air Base.
The B-52 Stratofortress has been the backbone of the US strategic bomber force more than 60 years, capable of dropping or launching the widest array of weapons in the US inventory, and is planned to continue flying until 2050.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point Pacific News 2020.