U.S. B-52 Bombers Head To Europe

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, above the coast English coast, March 14, 2019. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez

Business Insider: A big batch of B-52 bombers is flying into Europe amid heightened tensions with Russia

* A large Bomber Task Force reportedly consisting of up to six B-52 Stratofortress heavy long-range bombers are flying into Europe this week.
* The rotation, which comes at a time of heightened tension with Russia, is focused on interoperability training, but there is a deterrent element as well.
* This week, B-52 bombers also flew over the disputed South China Sea, where the US and China have repeatedly found themselves at odds.

US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress heavy long-range bombers are flying into Europe this week, US Air Forces Europe - Africa announced Thursday, at a time Russia is making threats against the US as a Cold War-era missiles ban collapses.

A Bomber Task Force consisting of bombers from the 2nd Bomb Wing out of Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana are deploying to the US European Command area of operations.

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More News On B-52 Bombers Heading To Europe

B-52 Bombers Arrive in Europe for Integration Exercises and Training -- Military.com
American B-52 bombers to fly into UK this week amid mounting Russia tensions -- Mirror
U.S. Air Force Nuclear-Capable Bombers Head To Europe -- Zero Hedge
USAF B-52 Bomber Reportedly Spotted Flying Near Russia's Borders in Baltic Sea -- Sputnik

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