Blackjack Drone Captures B-1 Bomber Airstrike Footage


A RQ-21A Blackjack with Air Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin records an airstrike from a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer Aug. 14, 2020. The U.S. Marine Corps, Air Force and Australian Defence Forces took a major step toward multinational interoperability and their ability to conduct long-distance air strikes as a coalition task force during a major training scenario throughout August. The scenario focused on a small naval expeditionary force’s ability to rapidly deploy, integrate with foreign partners, coordinate airstrikes and call for close air support on targets within contested environments. MRF-D and members of the Australian Army integrated with B-1B Lancer bombers and B-2 Spirit stealth bombers deployed to the Indo-Pacific region as part of Pacific Air Force’s Bomber Task Force. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Harrison Rakhshani)