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"Strengthen Regional Stability": US B-1B Lancer Relocated To Norway For The First Time

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"Strengthen Regional Stability": US B-1B Lancer Relocated To Norway For The First Time

Four American B-1B Lancer strategic bombers arrived in Norway for the first time. As stated in the command of the US Air Force in Europe and Africa, the task of the bombers is to conduct joint exercises and "planned flights."


Bombers from 7th Squadron from Dyce Air Force Base in Texas arrived on Monday at the Norwegian aviation Erland base in Trøndelag county as part of a long-planned training and flight mission in Europe

- said in a statement.

The commander of the US Air Force in Europe and Africa Jeffrey Harrigan said on this occasion that now the American aviation will demonstrate the ability to conduct operations from a new location and in new conditions, strengthening regional stability.

The transfer of B-1B Lancer bombers and 200 support personnel from the 7th Bomber Wing of the 12th Air Army at Dyes Air Force Base in Texas to the Norwegian airbase was announced by the US European Command (EUKOM) on February 2, 2021.

According to information provided by sources, American bombers will begin flights beyond the Arctic Circle and in the region of the northwestern coast of Russia. The main task is to promptly respond to Russia's actions in the Arctic.

The deployment of American bombers in Norway is intended to compensate the United States for the lack of an icebreaker fleet and surface ships capable of operating in Arctic conditions.
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  1. Hunter 2
    Hunter 2 23 February 2021 13: 50
    +6
    Hmm ... sorry, they just started writing them off, a little earlier. Norwegians still dream of drawing a Target on their own map ... well, well what
    1. figwam
      figwam 23 February 2021 13: 59
      +6
      US aviation will demonstrate the ability to conduct operations from a new location and in a new environment, strengthening regional stability.

      There is such instability in the Arctic that they cannot even eat.
      1. Runway
        Runway 23 February 2021 14: 04
        +2
        From the a / b, where the "Lancers" sat down, that to St. Petersburg, that to Murmansk, that to Kaliningrad - equally close.
      2. Starover_Z
        Starover_Z 23 February 2021 14: 25
        +3
        Good "regional stability" is to place strategic bombers near the territory of a state with unwanted control ....
        I do not call for war at all, but how long can this be tolerated in silence ?!
      3. Vladimir Mashkov
        Vladimir Mashkov 23 February 2021 14: 45
        0
        "The deployment of American bombers in Norway is intended to compensate the United States for the lack of an icebreaker fleet and surface ships capable of operating in Arctic conditions. "
        How heavy bombers can replace icebreakers is clear only to the Americans. But the fact that they are going to commit provocations and threaten the Northern Sea Route and the Russian Arctic is clear to everyone!
        1. figwam
          figwam 23 February 2021 14: 52
          +8
          Quote: Vladimir Mashkov
          to threaten the Northern Sea Route and the Russian Arctic is clear to everyone!

          Naturally, the more the Arctic recently attacked Texas and froze everything.
      4. Pravodel
        Pravodel 23 February 2021 14: 56
        +1
        The Arctic is so unstable that they can't even eat.

        Sperm whales in the Arctic near Norway are bred in large numbers, the Norwegian herring is devoured. So the lancers are watching the herrings so that they do not rush to attack the sperm whales ... Here the lancers will protect them. Someone has to protect sperm whales ...
    2. EDWARD
      EDWARD 23 February 2021 14: 07
      +9
      I do not think that the Russian Defense Ministry has a problem if necessary .. to place our strategists in Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba. strategists do not need to be based in the immediate vicinity of the air defense ... of a potential enemy.
    3. RealPilot
      RealPilot 23 February 2021 16: 39
      +1
      "Strengthen regional stability"

      They strengthen the permanent deterioration of relations with Russia. A little more, and a complete stabilizer will come!
      Apparently, they want to add a little arctic cold to this relationship ...
    4. mole
      mole 23 February 2021 19: 30
      +1
      Quote: Hunter 2
      Hmm ... sorry, they just started writing them off, a little earlier. Norwegians still dream of drawing a Target on their own map ... well, well what

      Are they (or are they?) Following the path of the Baltic states, Georgia, Ukraine !?
  2. Pereira
    Pereira 23 February 2021 14: 02
    -1
    Apparently they just don't know where to stick them
  3. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 23 February 2021 14: 29
    0
    It looks like the number of sorties from our strategists around the corner and to the North Pole will increase. Interestingly, the FFI can accommodate a strategist.
    1. kit88
      kit88 23 February 2021 15: 19
      +9
      On the island of Alexandra Land of the Franz Josef Land archipelago in the Arctic, a new all-season runway of the Nagurskaya airfield was put into operation
      According to the report, the new strip is capable of all-season receiving almost all types of aircraft in service.
      In the future, the length of the strip will be increased, this will allow to accept on the island of Alexandra Land all types of aircraft, including heavy long-range bombers

      April 28 2020
      https://topwar.ru/170686-ajerodrom-nagurskaja-na-ostrove-zemlja-aleksandry-v-arktike-stal-vsesezonnym.html
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 23 February 2021 15: 51
        0
        Thanks for the info for the lazy. drinks
      2. Dikson
        Dikson 24 February 2021 00: 05
        +1
        Loudly written ..)) All-season ... WFP ... It. Of course, it's beautiful on paper .. But in fact, you have to clean the snow around the clock .. In ancient times, Tu-128s were in Amderma from all sorts of enemies flying from Norway and the United Kingdom ... Crews with families served there for three years. ., having passed the most severe selection .. And not only the pilots were checked, but also their wives .. for psychological stability in a long stay in the Arctic ..
        1. kit88
          kit88 24 February 2021 13: 16
          +7
          there were Tu-128s in Amderma ...

          Personally, I have not been there. But colleagues from there told a lot. True, there was already a regiment on the Su-shki.
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 23 February 2021 14: 32
    0
    Like discussing such "news" ??? Now sho, every plane will come to describe it?
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 23 February 2021 14: 41
      +2
      Then they were just getting ready, but today they arrived. Migratory birds damn it.
  5. Maikcg
    Maikcg 23 February 2021 14: 44
    +4
    The flight of the strategic bombers Tu-160 of the Russian Aerospace Forces across the Atlantic Ocean and their arrival in Venezuela is "a waste of public funds," US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo tweeted.

    “The Russian government has sent bombers across half the world to Venezuela. Russians and Venezuelans should view it this way: two corrupt governments squander public funds and suppress freedom while their citizens suffer. "


    While Texas freezes over, Biden's corrupt government squanders public funds and suppresses Trump's freedom.
  6. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 23 February 2021 14: 44
    -1
    I will not be surprised closer to spring when the weather is ustakanitsa in NEA and the 2nd fleet will catch up.
  7. Safer
    Safer 23 February 2021 14: 58
    +1
    I see no reason to inflate a serious informational occasion from this. They are deployed on the coast of the North Sea. With the same success, they could be deployed in the UK (Everything is so close there ...).
    They are located on the border of 3 zones of responsibility: Kaliningrad, Baltic Fleet and Northern Fleet.
    Farero - NATO's Icelandic border is already in control, if possible. They have very little effect on the situation in the region.
  8. Prisoner
    Prisoner 23 February 2021 14: 59
    +1
    What is the stability of Norway ?! You have become a goal and live (and all of you) for as long as your overlord will take to the attack on RUSSIA. By the way, the overlord is also not good. In general, "we will sit Uvsyo", in the sense of kirdyk to the planet.
  9. Ros 56
    Ros 56 23 February 2021 15: 11
    +2
    Norgis are like a dozen on the target, but that's their choice.
    1. kit88
      kit88 23 February 2021 15: 22
      +9
      Who asked them.
      It is their own fault that they live on the Faroe - the Icelandic border of NATO. request
  10. Wedmak
    Wedmak 23 February 2021 15: 24
    0
    The deployment of American bombers in Norway is intended to compensate the United States for the lack of an icebreaker fleet and surface ships capable of operating in Arctic conditions.

    What "interesting" compensation ... Now, when meeting with our MIGs, they will shout that we are violating the freedom of navigation along the SevMorPuti? And the "valiant" B1-B will probably help with ice penetration ... it is not entirely clear how they will chop the ice, but there will be "a lot" of help.
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 23 February 2021 15: 57
      -1
      I do not think that flying accompanied by MIGs31 with missiles under their wings is a pleasant activity. Moreover, ours will show the "flag" more than once.
      1. Runway
        Runway 24 February 2021 00: 45
        -3
        The 31st will not fly to those lands. For such an idea is utter nonsense.
  11. Viktor Sergeev
    Viktor Sergeev 23 February 2021 17: 39
    0
    When did bombers improve stability?