RAF Typhoons train alongside a USAF B-52 281019 CREDIT RAF
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RAF Typhoons Exercise With American B-52 Bombers

It marks the latest in a series of air integration training between the RAF and US Air Force. 

RAF Typhoons train alongside a USAF B-52 281019 CREDIT RAF

It is the second exercise between the two aircraft this year (Picture: RAF).

RAF Typhoon fighter jets have exercised with US Air Force B-52 bombers for the second time this year.

The jets practised intercepting aircraft in skies over the UK, in the latest in a series of air integration training between the two air forces.

RAF and USAF aircraft have been training together to practise flying missions in a hostile air environment.

It marks a shift away from "counter-insurgency operations" conducted in recent years, according to the RAF.

Air Vice-Marshal Ian Duguid, Air Officer Commanding 11 Group, said: "We have a longstanding and rewarding partnership with the United States Air Force having worked successfully together on operations and exercises and as part of NATO."

The Typhoons, based at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, carry out a range of duties including making up part of the UK's Quick Reaction Alert force, which is responsible for intercepting foreign or suspicious aircraft entering UK airspace.

RAF Typhoons fly with USAF B-52 281019 CREDIT RAF
The jets practised intercepting other aircraft (Picture: RAF).

Last month, the aircraft completed a NATO Baltic Air Policing mission in Estonia

The jets were in the country to provide a Quick Reaction Alert force at the request of the Estonian government.

The Typhoons completed 21 interceptions of 56 Russian aircraft over the four-month deployment.

The UK's Typhoon force will soon head to Iceland for another NATO Air Policing mission.

It will be the RAF's first deployment to the country since World War Two.