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Pentagon will continue to deploy strategic bombers in Norway

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Pentagon will continue to deploy strategic bombers in Norway

The United States will continue to deploy American B-1 strategic bombers in Norway on an interim basis. This was stated by the chief of staff of the US Air Force, General Charles Brown.


Speaking at a press briefing, Brown, in response to a related question, explained that American strategic bombers are capable of operating anywhere in the world and at any time, so the deployment of B-1 in Norway can be expected to continue. At the same time, the general did not name the likely timing of the new deployment, saying that it could happen "at any time."

This is the beauty of air power - the ability to truly move anywhere at any time. You can expect to see further bomber sorties around the world for this to be the case.

- he added.

The deployment of American strategic bombers B-1B Lancer in Norway became known in early February this year. Strategists will be stationed at Orland Air Force Base. According to reports, for a month, American bombers will patrol near the northwest coast of Russia and in the Arctic region.

As stated in the European Command of the US Armed Forces, the main task of the bombers is to promptly respond to Russia's actions in the Arctic.
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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 18 February 2021 07: 52
    +7
    The United States will continue to deploy American B-1 strategic bombers in Norway on a temporary basis
    We know this "temporary basis". There is nothing more permanent than this temporary. bully
    1. dSK
      dSK 18 February 2021 08: 07
      +1
      NATO's northern "front", increasing "blackmail and bribery".
      The North Atlantic Alliance needs to increase funding to strengthen its activities along the Russian borders. This was announced by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
    2. Orange bigg
      Orange bigg 18 February 2021 08: 37
      0
      Of course a temporary basis. After all, the B-1 Lancer will soon be written off.
      ... The American bomber fleet will consist of two types of aircraft: the deeply modernized B-52 Stratofortress and the B-21 Raider under development. Aircraft B-1 Lancer and B-2 will be removed from service, and the first - very soon.

      “Getting a fleet of two bombers is important in light of the transition to a new strategy that we call" great power competition "- preparation for armed conflict with equal states, such as China or Russia, - Lieutenant General David Naum, Deputy Chief of Staff, told Congress US Air Force plans and programs. His words are quoted by the Air Force Times.

      The fact that the US Army will get rid of the B-1 Lancer became clear a long time ago. The fleet of supersonic bombers, the production of which ceased 32 years ago, is in poor technical condition: out of 62 aircraft, only 6 can be called serviceable.

      - We have been using Lancer very actively over the past few years. The condition of some of the aircraft at Ellsworth and Dyes airbases is such that it seems reasonable to take them offline, - said Naum. 17 bombers will be decommissioned this year.

      The reasons for refusing B-2 were not disclosed. It can be assumed that several factors played a role here. First, a narrow specialization: Spirit is a "clean" bomber that cannot use missiles. Secondly, the monstrous cost of both the aircraft and its operation. The B-2 is the most expensive aircraft in the history of aviation, the price of one bomber, taking into account development costs, reaches $ 2,1 billion, the cost of a flight hour is $ 149.

      https://vpk.name/news/381017_ssha_spishut_bombardirovshiki_b-2_spirit.html
      1. Vladimir Mashkov
        Vladimir Mashkov 18 February 2021 20: 55
        -1
        Oops! Americans are starting to deploy with an eye on Russian Arctic!
    3. Finches
      Finches 18 February 2021 08: 51
      +2
      You all misunderstand the American general - this is against North Korea and Iran! laughing
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 18 February 2021 09: 07
        0
        Quote: Finches
        - this is against North Korea and Iran!

        Take it out against Russia
        Random match request
        How they love to keep others for fools
        Well, if they have "people eats everything" then in the same Europe they are believed less and less
      2. lucul
        lucul 18 February 2021 09: 29
        +2
        You all misunderstand the American general - this is against North Korea and Iran!

        (And all liberals should go wild in ecstasy) true, true against Iran and North Korea)))
        By the way, what is the flight time before this airfield? Will they have time to pray?
        1. Finches
          Finches 18 February 2021 09: 55
          0
          Orland is also home to the fifth generation F-35 Lightning II fighters of the Royal Norwegian Air Force. In addition, American E-3 Sentry long-range radar aircraft periodically fly there from the airbase in Geilenkirchen, Germany. Everyone understands that this is a pumping of forces and means against our Arctic grouping and the Northern Navy! Orland is located at the mouth of the Trondheims Fjord - the airfield was built by the Germans, mainly by the forces of prisoners of war, including our soldiers!
          But the danger of the B-1 is great enough in fact, based in Norway provides surprise. There is very difficult terrain, rocks and all that, and the plane can use it for a covert approach to our borders at ultra-low altitudes ... Bombers are constantly performing training flights. Can we tell the difference between the start of a training flight and a kick-off? No we can not. The main weapons of this bomber are small-sized cruise missiles AGM-158 JASSM or their variant with an increased (up to 900 kilometers in a straight line) range AGM-158B JASSM-ER. Also, these bombers are capable of using AGM-158C LRASM anti-ship missiles - these are small targets and, most importantly, we do not know for sure the ability of our air defense to hit these targets! And also within the radius of action of these bombers is the base of our submarines in Gadzhievo and it is impossible to exclude a strike on our strategists! Therefore, our Ministry of Foreign Affairs was very alarmed by the news of the placement of B-1 in Norway, and naturally it became a headache for our GOU GS! Today, it is necessary to constantly make it clear to the Norwegians through diplomatic channels that Russia will have to deliver a preemptive strike in order to avoid any nuances if the Americans go too far!
          1. hydrox
            hydrox 18 February 2021 19: 31
            0
            Well, the list of objects that will be included in the top ten goals, for which you will not have to wait for a command from the General Staff, have already been determined.
            For them, it will be sufficient to raise heavy targets up to 8-10 heading to Ost - this is enough to render the GDP, parking and other land and port infrastructure inoperative - and all this is work for Iskander, Bastions, land and sea calibers, aviation simply will not have time for 10-15 minutes.
    4. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 18 February 2021 09: 03
      +2
      Quote: aszzz888
      There is nothing more permanent than this temporary.

      Aha lol
  2. Machete
    Machete 18 February 2021 07: 54
    +4
    I wonder what strategists can quickly respond to?
    Just target number one and that's it.
    1. mark1
      mark1 18 February 2021 07: 57
      +1
      First strike weapon and only ...
      1. Machete
        Machete 18 February 2021 07: 59
        0
        That's it. Hit and die.
        And, certainly, do not react. The reaction is already acting out the first defeat. In this case, others will react when the bombers fall.
      2. Wedmak
        Wedmak 18 February 2021 08: 04
        -1
        Second ... the Americans will never be the first to attack them. Only after hundreds of tomahawks, under cover of dozens of fighters. But how are they going to restrain our actions in the Arctic (and OUR Arctic) and what is the question. Considering that this whopper can be detected by any radar hundreds of kilometers away.
        1. mark1
          mark1 18 February 2021 08: 16
          0
          How do you imagine this "containment"? - They fly in circles, like vultures, and we are either afraid of them or not very much (or completely send them into the cone of the tanker). And then, when we have already completely learned to be afraid of them, not to be afraid, they fly out with a full BC (up to 30 CR on each), are distributed along our northern border and ... classic first strike. The second blow is not real, they simply will not live to see it being at an almost border airfield
          1. Wedmak
            Wedmak 18 February 2021 08: 29
            +3
            they take off with a full BC (up to 30 CR on each), are distributed along our northern border and ...

            What you have described is more likely to be called a "provocation" than a first strike. All Yankee containment is so far limited to economic subversion. The fact that they are shaking weapons there on our borders is so far only an action to calm Europe, which, by the way, they themselves stirred up.
            I don’t think that our Aerospace Forces and Air Defense are so stupid as to miss the massive sorties of strategic combat aircraft. And enough air defense systems have already been trained in the north. Single ones will not break through even with full ammunition.
            As for the actual attack - I think the Yankees themselves will not trample, they will incite their mongrels. And fight to the last Polish and Baltic soldier. Yes, they will provide weapons, provisions, ammunition, intelligence data, but they themselves will not climb. The maximum, again, is a provocation and get up on skis.
            Remember when the Americans last defeated an equal enemy? I only remember Japan ...
            1. mark1
              mark1 18 February 2021 08: 42
              +2
              A provocation is when they provoke to some kind of action, and what I described is not a provocation, but a version of the classic first strike.
            2. Runway
              Runway 18 February 2021 08: 49
              -1
              Look at the map where this airfield is located. Preferably physical (so as not to write nonsense about any radar for hundreds of kilometers). laughing
  3. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 18 February 2021 08: 01
    +2
    What do we have there on the Kola Peninsula. MIG 31 pilots have a successful hunt. And you know how to be foolish. Health to all!
  4. prior
    prior 18 February 2021 08: 07
    +1
    The closer NATO bombers are to Russia's borders, the higher the probability of their destruction.
  5. svp67
    svp67 18 February 2021 08: 13
    +2
    Oh, how there is a lack of an air base in Cuba or Venezuela, where at least the Su-34 could be placed now
  6. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 18 February 2021 08: 28
    0
    If anything, do not touch Kirkeness. This is half our city. This is what half a kilogram of a magic drink and a pack of Belomor do.
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 18 February 2021 08: 31
    0
    The Norgs already have only rocks, and if they have a few more targets, in the sense of the bases, they will place them, where are they going to dwell? recourse
    1. Flooding
      Flooding 18 February 2021 08: 50
      0
      Quote: Ros 56
      The Norgs already have only rocks, and if they have a few more targets, in the sense of the bases, they will place them, where are they going to dwell?

      Well, that's just not a problem.
      They have known the sea route to Britain for a long time.
      1. Ros 56
        Ros 56 18 February 2021 10: 25
        0
        You think they need shaven, yeah, freeloaders have come. stop
    2. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 18 February 2021 09: 00
      +1
      Purebred norgi are good people, but snitches have been resting for 37 years.
  8. Yaro Polk
    Yaro Polk 18 February 2021 08: 42
    0
    I hope this base is already targeted by Iskander from about two dozen)
  9. Alien From
    Alien From 18 February 2021 08: 44
    +3
    I wonder if the Norgs like to be at gunpoint?
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 18 February 2021 09: 07
      +3
      Honestly, Bergen has become a hometown. There is a square, and next to the state store ALCO. So the ringing on Friday is like a bell. The girls are very beautiful, if you don't run into Russian
      Politics and mentality are very close.
      1. Alien From
        Alien From 18 February 2021 09: 37
        +2
        It seems as if you are a festival today) drinks ...
        1. tralflot1832
          tralflot1832 18 February 2021 09: 42
          +1
          Day off. Chacha be it not okay. Dzerzhinovets? drinks
          1. Alien From
            Alien From 18 February 2021 09: 54
            +1
            No, from another county. Be careful with chacha, insidious thing wassat
            1. tralflot1832
              tralflot1832 18 February 2021 10: 02
              +1
              My housekeeper brings me to the finish line. I pay 58% to her and she already insists. As in that film, my health is bad, there seems to be nothing in the morning, and in the evening I get up and fall! drinks
    2. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 18 February 2021 09: 11
      +1
      Quote: Alien From
      , do the norgs like to be at gunpoint?

      And who asks them
    3. lucul
      lucul 18 February 2021 09: 31
      +2
      I wonder if the Norgs like to be at gunpoint?

      "But if they don't take it, turn off the gas")))
      Who cares about a vassal's opinion?
  10. Yrec
    Yrec 18 February 2021 08: 51
    +1
    Stupid minks put their heads in a noose. Don't they understand? Now our nuclear weapons will be retargeted at them, as a priority especially dangerous target. If drums happen and they will be reset.
  11. APASUS
    APASUS 18 February 2021 08: 56
    +1
    Means for the balance of power (on a temporary basis laughing ), it is necessary to place the Iskander-M strike complexes in the Murmansk region, during the arrival of the US Air Force forces in Norway
    1. Runway
      Runway 18 February 2021 09: 23
      -1
      And he (Sasha-m) flies 1000 -1200 km?
  12. rocket757
    rocket757 18 February 2021 09: 06
    0
    This is the beauty of air power

    Are these translation problems ??? Or is their general not at all standard?
  13. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 18 February 2021 10: 07
    0
    see further bomber sorties around the world so that it is
    Shouldn't we (the United States) aim for interplanetary bomber flights? Something on Earth has become cramped and there is practically no place left where it has not yet been inherited. Well, when the Americans say that it is on a "temporary basis," it becomes clear - this is for a long time.
  14. GAndr
    GAndr 18 February 2021 12: 40
    0
    Oh, it's a pity we have: we have neither the strength nor the possibilities for a similar deployment in Cuba or in the same Venezuela ... I would like to believe that not yet.