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The United States deployed two B-2 Spirit bombers to Britain

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The United States deployed two B-2 Spirit strategic bombers to the UK. This was reported by the European Command of the US Armed Forces (EUCOM).


The United States deployed two B-2 Spirit bombers to Britain


According to EUCOM, stealth bombers have been deployed to Europe with the aim of integrating them into a potential theater of operations, as well as conducting flight training with European NATO allies. It is reported that joint flights should significantly improve the interoperability of American bombers with aviation Alliance and build the strategic relationship necessary "to confront a wide range of global problems."

Launched by the United States in 2014, the European Reassurance Initiative in response to Russia's aggressive actions provides for "security guarantees for European allies," which in practice is implemented as the deployment of additional NATO forces along the borders with Russia.

The bombers will be based at the Royal Air Force base in Fairford in southwestern Britain, where special shelters have been created for these bombers to protect the gentle stealth coating from the weather. As previously reported, once every seven years, bomber cover repairs cost 60 million dollars per vehicle.

The American stealth bomber B-2 Spirit is built according to the "flying wing" scheme, it can carry both conventional and thermonuclear charges. Its creation began in the late 1970's and as the work continued, the costs of the project continued to grow. If the first aircraft cost 737 millions of dollars, after improvements this amount increased to 929 millions. After another improvement in the 1997 year, the B-2 Spirit began to cost 2,1 a billion dollars apiece.

It is reported that in the 1988-1999 years the 21 B-2 Spirit aircraft was produced, and 20 of them are now in service with the US Air Force.

Earlier, the U.S. Air Force command reported that as new B-21 Raider bombers came into service, all B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit planes would be decommissioned, while older B-52 Stratofortresss would remain in service until the 50's.
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  1. Kontrik
    Kontrik 27 August 2019 17: 55
    +2
    Damn the USA, they’re specifically threatening Russia .. Let’s take a look at this B-2 close by, scan it so to speak!
    And scaring Russia is useless gentlemen .. hi
    1. Observer2014
      Observer2014 27 August 2019 18: 01
      +4
      Kontrik
      Damn the USA, they’re specifically threatening Russia .. Let’s take a look at this B-2 close by, scan it so to speak!
      And scaring Russia is useless gentlemen ..
      Come on, MIKHAN, you mow under a communist. Our two Tu 160s were transferred to Chukotka a month earlier. This is their answer. We play with "muscles" in front of each other .. Business then ..
    2. RUSS
      RUSS 27 August 2019 22: 28
      0
      Quote: Kontrik
      Damn the USA, they’re specifically threatening Russia .. Let’s take a look at this B-2 close by, scan it so to speak!
      And scaring Russia is useless gentlemen .. hi

      So this is not a threat ...
  2. tarakan
    tarakan 27 August 2019 17: 56
    +2
    2 billion green rubles for a bomb ship on a European theater of operations ??? Specialists tell me the value of systems like Iskander?
  3. Dietmar
    Dietmar 27 August 2019 17: 56
    +1
    Well, they’ve thrown it over, let them train ... That's why EUCOM informed about this, that all movements are monitored, all risks are analyzed ...
  4. Piramidon
    Piramidon 27 August 2019 17: 56
    0
    stealth bombers deployed to Europe with a view to their integration in a potential theater of operations

    Or they are trying to troll and intimidate us, or are preparing for something. Although the second is unlikely. After all, not so much the State Department consists of the whole head of frostbitten individuals. A sense of self-preservation should be present in each of their individuals.
  5. Thrifty
    Thrifty 27 August 2019 18: 01
    0
    Another one needs to be placed in extinctions, so that during takeoff and landing, B2 accelerates throughout the territory of these "empires," and the authorities of micro-empires have tears of joy at the sight of such "care" flowing from their eyes like rivers! crying lol
  6. seregatara1969
    seregatara1969 27 August 2019 18: 01
    0
    delicate stealth coating is afraid of rain - not clear
    1. sabakina
      sabakina 27 August 2019 19: 28
      +1
      Quote: seregatara1969
      delicate stealth coating is afraid of rain - not clear

      What is not clear? Rain, like fog, is truly democratic. I think there will be problems with the swamps ...
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 27 August 2019 18: 02
    +4
    Well, in which case they drown together with the island, then business.
  8. Kontrik
    Kontrik 27 August 2019 18: 03
    0
    began to cost 2,1 billion dollars apiece.

    An excellent goal, I would say so ... the United States does not spare money by printing its papers and selling them to the whole world .. At this price of a bomb carrier, there is also our share of Russia (we still keep our money from the USA))) For our money , they will bomb us ... How it sounds! Let's get rid of dollar addiction and other assets of the growers .. hi
    1. Dmitry Potapov
      Dmitry Potapov 27 August 2019 18: 15
      +2
      As the "Minister of Finance" Papandupolo said, "Take everything, I'll draw it for myself." And so 2.1lyarda is a noble goal!
    2. DPN
      DPN 27 August 2019 21: 24
      0
      Let's get rid of dollar addiction and other assets of the growers ..
      The call is good, but it does not depend on us, that is, not on the PEOPLE, but on
  9. Amateur
    Amateur 27 August 2019 18: 03
    0
    allowing to protect from a weather a gentle stealth covering.

    A couple of times came under the rain and Khan? And if at all snow? belay
    1. sabakina
      sabakina 27 August 2019 19: 32
      0
      Quote: Amateur
      allowing to protect from a weather a gentle stealth covering.

      A couple of times came under the rain and Khan? And if at all snow? belay

      What if it's freezing rain? I remember, a centimeter and a half stuck on the ShNiva ....
  10. K-50
    K-50 27 August 2019 18: 30
    -1
    The United States has flown two strategic B-2 Spirit bombers to the UK.

    Then they will drive them to the borders of Russia, such as to test our combat readiness.
    And it takes nonsense that they play with fire. sad negative
  11. sabakina
    sabakina 27 August 2019 19: 11
    +1
    According to EUCOM, stealth bombers have been deployed to Europe with a view to their integration in a potential theater of operations,
    So they will bomb. Poor Europe, again she will get ....
    1. Doliva63
      Doliva63 27 August 2019 20: 18
      0
      Quote: sabakina
      According to EUCOM, stealth bombers have been deployed to Europe with a view to their integration in a potential theater of operations,
      So they will bomb. Poor Europe, again she will get ....

      As long as there are no means of preventive suppression of Soviet delivery vehicles, no one will bomb anyone.
  12. APASUS
    APASUS 27 August 2019 20: 36
    -1
    body bombers have been deployed to Europe with a view to their integration in a potential theater of operations,

    And as a phrase twisted, why would it. Frozen Balts to decide on a provocation or does Britain decide to further poison its citizens?
  13. shadow
    shadow 27 August 2019 21: 46
    -1
    Oh damn, the trash was thrown. And how much squeal.
  14. Klingon
    Klingon 27 August 2019 22: 54
    0
    applying against THIS letak S-400 for stripes a very unprofitable exchange is obtained (the cost of the whole complex is $ 500 million tugriks against 2,1 billion apiece)
    - theoretically, the loss of each such letak is an irreparable loss.
    It’s interesting, but could this golden chest be invisible, an old S-200 ??
    1. nPuBaTuP
      nPuBaTuP 28 August 2019 02: 00
      +2
      So in Yugoslavia, it seems, they landed one, and C175 if I am not mistaken ...
      1. Wolf
        Wolf 28 August 2019 10: 44
        0
        1999 We landed B2 Spirit of Misuri with a Neva rocket! Fell in Croatia!
        1. nPuBaTuP
          nPuBaTuP 28 August 2019 11: 27
          +1
          With 125 what is still older
          So the spirit is not the spirit and our rockets clap them
      2. Klingon
        Klingon 28 August 2019 12: 40
        0
        Yes, true, but it was a diamond (faceted) F-117. such stealth technology with faces will be worse than that of B-2, X-47, RQ-170 or our hunter
  15. shadow
    shadow 28 August 2019 01: 28
    +2
    Quote: Klingon
    applying against THIS letak S-400 for stripes a very unprofitable exchange is obtained (the cost of the whole complex is $ 500 million tugriks against 2,1 billion apiece)
    - theoretically, the loss of each such letak is an irreparable loss.
    It’s interesting, but could this golden chest be invisible, an old S-200 ??

    I'll tell you more. This miracle back in 1992, export MiG-29 radars were even seen on the background of the earth. That's why the project was closed. But about this, as always, no one writes. Well, why write about the bad? It does not bring money.
    1. Vol4ara
      Vol4ara 28 August 2019 10: 58
      -1
      Quote: Shadows
      Quote: Klingon
      applying against THIS letak S-400 for stripes a very unprofitable exchange is obtained (the cost of the whole complex is $ 500 million tugriks against 2,1 billion apiece)
      - theoretically, the loss of each such letak is an irreparable loss.
      It’s interesting, but could this golden chest be invisible, an old S-200 ??

      I'll tell you more. This miracle back in 1992, export MiG-29 radars were even seen on the background of the earth. That's why the project was closed. But about this, as always, no one writes. Well, why write about the bad? It does not bring money.

      From a distance of 1 km seen, irradiating in the back? Yes, this is a very serious achievement.
  16. Klingon
    Klingon 28 August 2019 12: 41
    0
    Quote: Wolf
    1999 We landed B2 Spirit of Misuri with a Neva rocket! Fell in Croatia!

    I thought there were only F-117s landing?