US B52's participate in exercise Diamond Storm
US B52's participate in exercise Diamond Storm (1.9 mins)
THE United States Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is casting a familiar sight in Top End skies as Australian and United States aircraft participate in Exercise Diamond Storm. The skies over the “Top End” are home to a number of different Royal Australian Air Force and United States Air Force aircraft this month for the Air Warfare Instructor Course (AWIC) at RAAF Bases Darwin and Tindal. Operated by the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (23EBS) from Anderson Air Force Base Guam, the B-52 is in Darwin to participate in combined training under the Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) program. The EAC program is designed to develop our advanced joint warfighting capabilities, Fifth Generation integration and also provides an opportunity for personnel to extend technical skills and refine logistics processes in the joint environment. With a wingspan of 56m, the USAF B-52 Stratofortress bomber is an imposing sight to behold.
|Publish Date||28 May 2019|