BLUFIn a show of its enduring capability, at least two USAF B-52H Stratofortress bombers are deployed to RAF Fairford, the UK, for another rotation through Europe.
Rachel S. Cohen writing in Air Force Times makes the following points:
- The bombers are home based in North Dakota, USA.
- Nuclear capable.
- Deployment to UK aims to deter Russian aggression and improve NATO cooperation.
- Exercised with Norwegian and Swedish military aircraft.
- Flew low over North Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro and Croatia in a show of support.
- Russia has opposed North Macedonian and Montenegrin NATO membership.
Recent Runway Posts related to this topic:
- THE 2022 RUSSO-UKRAINE CONFLICT 01: COLLECTION | The Runway (airforce.gov.au)
- THE 2022 RUSSO-UKRAINE CONFLICT 02: COLLECTION | The Runway (airforce.gov.au)
References from the Web:
- AUG 2022 Scandinavian fighter jets in joint training with American B-52 bombers above Arctic Circle- the Barents Observer
- AUG 2022 B-52, JAS Gripen and F-35 on joint mission over Norway-Forsvet
- AUG 2022 B-52 bombers deployed to RAF Fairford on Wiltshire border-Wiltshire Live