B-52 Stratofortess bombers have kicked off yet another Bomber Task Force deployment, with the first aircraft touching down at RAF Fairford, UK, the Pentagon said, Report informs referring to Airspace Forces.

The bomber task force “will provide numerous training and operational opportunities alongside NATO allies and regional partners,” Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Maj. Gen. Patrick S. Ryder told reporters on May 21. “This deployment underscores the US commitment to NATO’s collective deterrence in defense of the Euro-Atlantic region against hostile actors.”

The deployment from the 5th Bomb Wing from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., is the third bomber task force to deploy to Europe this year, following deployments of B-1s to Sweden in February and Spain in March.

US Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) said in a news release that the first B-52s landed at RAF Fairford on May 20, and Ryder added the BTF is scheduled to include four bombers from Minot.