(Toata lumea stie ca NATO e o alianta pur defensiva! Bombardierele vor avea doar rolul sa bombardeze „tarile invadate” de ….”oricine”, pentru a opri inaintarea inamicului?! )
US B-52 Strategic Bombers Deployed to Europe for NATO War Games
US B-52 strategic bombers and 800 US Air Force personnel deployed to the UK Royal Air Force base Fairford in England ahead of training exercises with NATO allies, the US European Command said in a press release on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US B-52H Stratofortresses bombers can carry over 312,000 pounds of fuel and a 70,000-pound payload for more than 8,000 miles.
„The strategic bomber deployment will support exercises Arctic Challenge, Saber Strike and BALTOPS in the US European Command area of responsibility,” the release stated.
The European Command said, „Training with Allies and joint partners improves coordination between Allies and enables the US Air Force to build enduring relationships necessary to confront a broad range of global challenges.”The Arctic Challenge exercise hosted by Finland, Norway and Sweden is set to conclude on June 2, while Saber Strike, held throughout Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, will last through June 24.
About 4,000 troops from the United States and 13 European nations will participate in the BALTOPS exercise in Poland through June 16.
Baltops: Largest NATO Naval Drills in Baltic Region Kick Off in Poland
The naval exercises, dubbed Baltic Operations (BALTOPS), the largest ones held by NATO in the region, kicked off in the Polish northern port city of Szczecin, the Polish Defense Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.
WARSAW (Sputnik) — On Wednesday, the US European Command (EUCOM) announced that more than 50 aircraft and 50 ships and submarines would participate in the BALTOPS.
„More than 40 warships from 14 countries would participate in the drills after arriving in Szczecin on June 1-2,” the statement said.
According to the statement, 12 NATO states, including Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as two non-alliance countries namely Finland and Sweden.Poland will send eight warships, including a submarine, for participation in the military exercises, the country’s Defense Ministry added.
BALTOPS will last up to June 16 and will be concluded in the German port city of Kiel.