Israeli F-15s escort American B-52 bomber

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Israeli F-15s escort American B-52 bomber
IDF fighter jets escort American bomber craft through Israel skies on its way from the Gulf.
Israel National News

IDF F-15 fighter jets on Monday escorted an American B-52 bomber through Israeli skies on its way from the Gulf. The IDF stated: "The joint flight demonstrates the close cooperation between the Israel Defense Forces and the U.S. Air Force. This ongoing partnership is a pillar in maintaining the security of the skies of the State of Israel and stability in the Middle East."

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Israeli F-15s escort American B-52 bomber
IDF fighter jets escort American bomber craft through Israel skies on its way from the Gulf.
Israel National News

IDF F-15 fighter jets on Monday escorted an American B-52 bomber through Israeli skies on its way from the Gulf. The IDF stated: "The joint flight demonstrates the close cooperation between the Israel Defense Forces and the U.S. Air Force. This ongoing partnership is a pillar in maintaining the security of the skies of the State of Israel and stability in the Middle East."

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/322271

And allows the F-15s to help protect Israel from any unexpected actions by the bomber...
 

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Israeli jets escort US bomber to Gulf in fresh show of force to Iran
American military says flight was meant to demonstrate its ability to send aircraft from UK to the Middle East ‘seamlessly,’ given tensions in the region
By Judah Ari Gross
14 February 2022

Israeli F-15 fighter jets escorted an American B-52 bomber as it made its way through Israeli airspace en route to the Persian Gulf on Monday in an apparent show of force to Iran amid lingering tensions in the region. “The flight was held as part of close cooperation with the US military, which represents a significant element in ensuring the security of the State of Israel’s airspace and the Middle East,” the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.

The B-52H Stratofortress, which is capable of carrying a nuclear weapon, flew from its base in the United Kingdom, through the Straits of Gibraltar, over the Mediterranean, through Israeli airspace and out over the Red Sea, before traveling back on roughly the same route to the United Kingdom, as could be seen on public flight-tracking software.

The US military said the flight was meant to demonstrate the “US Air Force’s ability to seamlessly operate across combatant commands.” It said the B-52 was also accompanied by two F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets.

Israeli jets escorting American bombers have become a regular fixture in the skies of the Middle East in recent months as tensions between Tehran and the West have risen, while an attempt is underway to negotiate a new nuclear deal to prevent the Islamic Republic from obtaining an atomic weapon in exchange for sanctions relief.

more.............. https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-jets-again-escort-us-bomber-to-gulf-in-show-of-force-to-iran/
 
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