Three Spirit B-2 bombers deployed to airbase in Britain

Three Spirit B-2 bombers deployed to airbase in Britain

The U.S. Air Force command deployed three strategic B-2 Spirit bombers to Britain. US strategists arrived Thursday at the Fairford airbase in the UK. This was reported by the US Air Force press service.


As explained in the Air Force, the main task of stealth bombers is to familiarize themselves with the European theater of operations, as well as training on the use of the British air base as a forefront for the actions of bombers in Europe.

Bomber actions from the forefront are designed to help ensure collective defense and provide the US and NATO with the strategic and operational capabilities necessary to deter the enemy

- said the deputy commander of the US Air Force in Europe, Lieutenant General Stephen Basham.

As follows from the data provided by the British aviation resources, at the Fairford airbase, located in the south of England, landed three B-2 Spirit. One of them made a transatlantic flight from the US Air Force Whiteman strategic base in Missouri. Two more B-2 Spirit were transferred from the Lazhes air base in the Portuguese Azores, where they arrived on Monday.

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.
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  1. Mouse 13 March 2020 10: 06 New
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    I’ll twist it ...
    I want to win ... wink
  2. Guru 13 March 2020 10: 14 New
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    The Americans want to show that NATO can do something else.
  3. rotmistr60 13 March 2020 10: 32 New
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    provide the US and NATO with the strategic and operational capabilities necessary to deter an adversary
    Well, if you hold back the Balts with the Poles from Russophobia overwhelming them, then three bombers at the European theater are enough. But why should Russia try to frighten and escalate an already explosive situation at its borders? I want to fight, can’t you eat already? In Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and before that, Korea and Vietnam showed their capabilities. Not enough?
  4. unhappy 13 March 2020 10: 35 New
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    What do people feel by scratching a car for 2 lard bucks when parking in the hangar? repeat
  5. shadow 13 March 2020 11: 26 New
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    They only do that planes from one base to another drive. )
  6. L-39NG 13 March 2020 11: 49 New
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    Articles of March 10, 2020 (the United States transferred B-2 Spirit bombers to Europe) and March 13, 2020 (Three B-2 Spirit bombers were transferred to the British airbase). There are some differences in the articles, all the same on different days they were written
    For many years, B-2 Spirit has been “transferred” to Europe to various bases in Portugal, and in Britain, and in Iceland, and, as always, they are returning to their bases in the USA. The main goal is training exercises (servicing, refueling and even taxiing) with foreign allies, refueling in flight over the ocean in the mode of switching off navigation systems. "familiarization with the European theater of operations" is rather a related task. All sorts of scouts constantly hang over Europe, both aero and space, and all changes - maps, target coordinates and weather conditions are entered into the B-2 Spirit's on-board computer online.
  7. Fantazer911 13 March 2020 12: 09 New
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    Full-scale preparations are under way for a big bad-boom, a war, the gradual creation of a shock fist, Europe will suffer a lot this time, I think that it will blaze somewhere in 22-23, everything goes to that, I feel sorry for the children most of all, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, old people.
    We must already be ready for the possible aggression against Russia!
    You can minus but I say as it is, wang.
    Somewhere in February, March, 22-23 years. am
    1. Wolf 13 March 2020 15: 09 New
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      I think before, this is strange with the Corn virus in Italy, Italy has a US nuclear bomb there, and the transfer of technology is in full swing.
      1. Fantazer911 13 March 2020 19: 16 New
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        Previously, it’s unlikely that they are preparing, and the exercises are an excuse, arrives 10 leaves 2 in such a large amount gradually increasing the contingent, equip the bases with equipment, weapons, and they are not ready now, it will blaze at 22 or 23 immediately after winter, I see how it starts hi