Two B1-B Lancers arrive at RAAF Base Amberley

Two United States Air Force B-1B Lancers are currently in Australia and have started training with the Royal Australian Air Force.

CAPTIONA United States Air Force B-1B Lancer aircraft arrives at RAAF Amberley. Photo by Corporal Ben Dempster.

The USAF B-1B Lancers are long-range, multi-mission, supersonic bomber and will be exercising with RAAF aircraft.

The American bombers will be operating from RAAF Base Amberley for about two weeks.

They arrived here on Monday.

 

 

This training exercise is part of the United States Force Posture Initiatives’ Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) program, which builds on a range of air exercises and training activities already undertaken between the United States and Australia.

This activity will be the fifth and final EAC activity in 2017.

The exercise will be conducted in designated airspace away from RAAF Base Amberley.

There will be increased flying operations at RAAF Base Amberley as aircraft depart and return from flying training.

US strategic bombers have visited Australia since the 1940s, with the first Lancer arriving in 1995.

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