17 March 2017

News Story: 2 U.S. B-1B bombers back to base after sortie to South Korea for joint war games

B-1B bomber (Image: Wiki Commons)
SEOUL, March 16 (Xinhua) -- Two U.S. strategic bombers had gone back on Wednesday to their base after making a sortie to South Korea to participate in the ongoing U.S.-South Korea joint military exercise, Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday.

An unnamed South Korean military official was quoted as saying two B-1B supersonic strategic bombers flew over the Korean Peninsula on Wednesday afternoon and returned back in the same day to the U.S. Anderson air base in Guam.

Dubbed the "swan of death" for its formidable firepower, the B-1B Lancer is capable of reaching the peninsula in two hours from Guam.

It is faster than B-52 and B-2 bombers, two other strategic bombers of the U.S. forces, delivering heavier payload than the two.

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