A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress takes-off from RAF Fairford, England and conducts aerial refueling with a French Air Force C-135FR air tanker.
B-52 bombers from the 2 Bomber Wing, USAF are on deployment to England for 3 weeks to support Bomber Assurance and Deterrence operations (BAAD).
U.S. Strategic Command bomber forces regularly conduct combined theater security cooperation engagements with allies and partners, demonstrating the U.S. capability to command, control and conduct bomber missions across the globe.
Filmed September 2017. Film Credits: U.S. Air Force Video by Senior Airman James Merriman
Image of a KC-135 stratotanker assigned to the 465th Air Refueling Squadron refuels a B-52 stratofortress by U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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