Two B-1B  and a B-52 were intercepted over the Baltic Sea on June 9.

A Russian Su-27 Flanker approached to around 100ft of the B-1B, which is temporarily deployed to RAF Fairford during during Baltic exercise.

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The USAF is supporting the exercise with around 600 airmen and eight Air Forces Global Strike Command bombers deployed to Fairford.

©Nolan Peterson

The US contingent during Baltic Operations BALTOPS exercise (from June 1-16) comprises three B-52Hs from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, three B-1Bs from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, and two B-2As from Whiteman AFB, Missouri.



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