US bombers land in Sweden for exercises for first time

SpaceWar.com reports: “US bomber jets have landed in Sweden for the first time in modern history for training exercises with the NATO invitee, the military said Wednesday.

Sweden, which abandoned two centuries of military non-alignment to seek NATO membership last year, announced earlier this month that it was ready to host NATO troops and material on its soil even before it becomes a member of the alliance.

Two American B-1B Lancers landed at Lulea-Kallax airport in northern Sweden on Monday June 19, the military said.

‘We are carrying out a joint exercise, both the air force and the army, with the Bomber Task Force,’ air force spokeswoman Louise Levin told AFP.

She did not say how long the exercises would last.

The military said in a statement that ‘for the first time in modern times US bomber planes have landed in Sweden’…”

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