12/11/17: RAAF Base Amberley is hosting two United States Air Force B-1B Lancers as part of the United States Force Posture Initiatives Enhanced Air Cooperation program.
The USAF B-1B Lancers are long-range, multi-mission, supersonic conventional bomber aircraft and are taking part in a training exercise with the Royal Australian Air Force.
This training exercise is part of the United States Force Posture Initiatives Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) program, which builds on a range of air exercises and training activities already undertaken between the United States and Australia.
This activity will be the fifth and final EAC activity in 2017.
The exercise will involve USAF B-1Bs and RAAF aircraft conducting flying training in designated airspace away from RAAF Base Amberley.
US strategic bombers have visited Australia since the 1940s, with the first B-1B Lancer arriving in 1995.
Australian Department of Defence
November 30, 2017