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US Air Force B-1 Lancer deployed to Norway make first patrol over Barents Sea

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US Air Force B-1 Lancer deployed to Norway make first patrol over Barents Sea

American strategic bombers B-1 Lancer, deployed to Norway, made their first flight to the eastern part of the Barents Sea. This is stated in the message of the Pentagon.


According to the report, two of the four B-1 bombers flew the mission, the task is to contain strategic competitors, which are understood as Russia. Norwegian F-35s participated in the patrol, as well as ships of the Norwegian Naval Forces.

Two B-1s have carried out tactical integration with the Norwegian F-35s and the Norwegian Navy in the eastern Barents Sea. DOD engagement with allies and partners in the Arctic strengthens our common approach to regional security and helps deter strategic competitors from unilaterally changing the rules-based order

- said in a statement.

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 (EUCOM) on February 2, 2021. The planes arrived at the airbase on 23 February.

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 a new environment, "strengthening regional stability."

Earlier, the Pentagon said that the main task of strategists will be to respond to Russia's actions in the Arctic.
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  1. Thrifty
    Thrifty 27 February 2021 12: 53
    -1
    Norwegians need to remember that their country is very small in terms of territory, and that in their own skies they can see a "white-winged swan" with missiles under its wings. ...
    1. Charik
      Charik 27 February 2021 13: 00
      +11
      "White Swan" does it carry missile and bomb armament on underwing suspensions, in my opinion it does not have underwing suspensions. - because the wings need to be folded for speed, and the weapons are in the compartments.
    2. Orange bigg
      Orange bigg 27 February 2021 13: 01
      +7
      Quote: Thrifty
      Norwegians need to remember that their country is very small in terms of territory, and that in their own skies they can see a "white-winged swan" with missiles under its wings. ...


      It should be politely reminded.
      The Murmansk-BN complex deployed on the Kola Peninsula gave a warm welcome to NATO fighters and bombers.

      The provocative flight of two American B1-B lancer with two F-35 fighters of the Norwegian Air Force became rather unpleasant for the crews of the latter - instead of demonstrating dominance in the Arctic, the latter could experience very serious problems with satellite navigation and communications, as evidenced by the rather short flight of NATO combat aircraft near the Russian borders. The reason for the malfunction of the systems of bombers and fighters could well have been the Russian complex "Murmansk-BN" deployed on the Kola Peninsula, capable of suppressing communications, including with satellites.

      https://avia.pro/news/rossiyskiy-kompleks-murmansk-bn-ostavil-istrebiteli-i-bombardirovshchiki-nato-bez-svyazi
      1. Vladimir Mashkov
        Vladimir Mashkov 27 February 2021 13: 09
        +3
        They push and strain!
    3. alex neym_2
      alex neym_2 27 February 2021 13: 07
      +4
      The "proud and independent" descendants of the legendary warriors will face such a fate - to be "meat" ...
    4. Ros 56
      Ros 56 27 February 2021 13: 19
      +3
      Dear, you are very much mistaken, it is not given to them to see the flight of the White Swans, they will see, if they survive, of course, only the result of that flight. lol
    5. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 27 February 2021 13: 40
      0
      Quote: Thrifty
      that in their own sky they can see a "white-winged swan" with rockets under their wings. ...

      It's time to get used to it.
      1. crocodile25
        crocodile25 27 February 2021 14: 04
        0
        We need to transfer a few swans to Vinisuela then everything will be fair.
        1. Free wind
          Free wind 27 February 2021 14: 19
          0
          Fly over Cuba? Or over the Brazilians?
          1. Oden280
            Oden280 27 February 2021 18: 28
            +3
            Over the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.
    6. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 27 February 2021 14: 10
      +3
      The United States was unable to lift two B-1B strategic bombers from Erland airbase on Friday 26 February, while spreading misinformation about the successful departure in the media.

      The reasons for the failure of the planned flight are being investigated.

      At the same time, the commander of the US Air Force in Europe and the African Air Force, General Jeff Harrigian, despite the failed fact, announced the first flight from the Erland airbase of a pair of American B-1B bombers with the Norwegian F-35, during which the pilots allegedly performed training flights with tactical interaction with the Norwegian naval forces in the Norwegian Sea.
      1. Charik
        Charik 27 February 2021 15: 37
        0
        Air Force commander-what? USA and Africa-sickly position
        1. Lord of the Sith
          Lord of the Sith 27 February 2021 16: 19
          0
          It is not so written there. United States Air Force Commander in Europe and Africa
          1. Charik
            Charik 27 February 2021 16: 51
            0
            Vladyka, in your commentary, says so, I understand that there is a mistake and I know that his position is the US Air Force Commander in Europe and Africa, but you have it as if he has the position of the US Air Force Commander in Europe and the African Air Force Commander - I just got lost with the Air Force Commander African
            1. Lord of the Sith
              Lord of the Sith 28 February 2021 21: 06
              0
              Sorry typo of course.
  2. prior
    prior 27 February 2021 12: 53
    0
    Russia now has the opportunity to practice on active targets.
    1. figwam
      figwam 27 February 2021 13: 01
      +5
      Quote: prior
      Russia now has the opportunity to practice on active targets.

      MiG-31 and Su-35 could be trained.
      1. prior
        prior 27 February 2021 13: 04
        +3
        Detection, signatures, approach for attack, interception ....... the field is not plowed.
      2. Charik
        Charik 27 February 2021 13: 05
        +1
        Well, yes, and F35 would train on them, everyone trains on each other, and in Syria there is generally a worldwide testing ground.
        1. figwam
          figwam 27 February 2021 13: 08
          -1
          Quote: Charik
          well, yes, and f35 would train on them

          He has no radius.
          1. Charik
            Charik 27 February 2021 13: 14
            -3
            the range for f35 is sufficient for Norway, after all, the Norwegian f35 with B1b flew in the secret police according to the article, there and refueling a hundred pounds nearby and the duty officer can change from the ground if necessary, so do not think that if f35 runs out of fuel then B1b will remain without cover, such vehicles, accompanied by at least two fighter planes, do not go and then this is in some kind of Afghanistan, where the max threat is a manned air defense system
            1. figwam
              figwam 27 February 2021 13: 20
              +1
              Quote: Charik
              range for Ф35 - sufficient for Norway

              Enough for Norway, but not for patrolling the eastern part of the Barents Sea, where the B-1 flew.
              1. Charik
                Charik 27 February 2021 15: 46
                -2
                that is, they were patrolling, and this is not an insufficient range of f35 for you, tell them to drive the tanker with them or hang the tanks, otherwise 800 km from Norway to the new land is an insurmountable distance for them
                1. Maikcg
                  Maikcg 27 February 2021 20: 11
                  0
                  Then the miracle stealth will disappear if the refueling tanker flies nearby. )
                  1. Charik
                    Charik 28 February 2021 12: 06
                    0
                    the refueller will fly nearby - why? refuel and go to a safe area
          2. Charik
            Charik 28 February 2021 12: 04
            0
            fig-well, what did you see the distance from Norway to Novaya Zemlya? -800 km, I don't know what the patrol range is for f35, but to escort B1b in that area, I think it's enough to fly from the base to the extreme patrol point without refueling, but if they will be driven to refueling or others will fit in, so they don’t need to la-la, they don’t get there, they don’t help, there are no fools doing this (control of the output of SF units), they are already pressing on the SF base.
  3. Orange bigg
    Orange bigg 27 February 2021 12: 54
    +1
    two of the four B-1 bombers flew out, the task is to contain strategic competitors, by which Russia is understood. Norwegian F-35s participated in the patrol, as well as ships of the Norwegian Naval Forces.

    Two B-1s have carried out tactical integration with the Norwegian F-35s and the Norwegian Navy in the eastern Barents Sea. DOD engagement with allies and partners in the Arctic strengthens our common approach to regional security and helps deter strategic competitors from unilaterally changing the rules-based order



    . rule-based existing order
    Thus, the Americans will not preserve US hegemony with the help of 4 B-1. They make a good face on a bad game out of despair. Another provocation. But this is not a recipe for maintaining the world order.
    1. Runway
      Runway 27 February 2021 13: 22
      +2
      With the numerical parity of the Yankee / We aircraft, the Yankee scrapper pilots have an average of 20 hours of flight per month.
      Crews at airbases outside of the "falling hegemon" have more plaque.
  4. iouris
    iouris 27 February 2021 12: 59
    -3
    Clogged up the Northern Fleet.
    1. Orange bigg
      Orange bigg 27 February 2021 13: 03
      +1
      Come on. Has the Northern Fleet stopped going to sea? laughing
    2. askort154
      askort154 27 February 2021 13: 08
      0
      Clogged up the Northern Fleet.

      There was already one such "sealer" - Hitler. .... Ay .... stop
      1. Charik
        Charik 27 February 2021 13: 19
        -2
        aha and minus 40 lamas of human souls
    3. Charik
      Charik 28 February 2021 12: 12
      0
      Clogging up little by little, that's for sure, from Norway to Novaya Zemlya 800 km
  5. askort154
    askort154 27 February 2021 13: 01
    +2
    Yes, the US saddled Norway in full.
    1. Alien From
      Alien From 27 February 2021 13: 56
      +2
      The Vikings did not really resist
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 27 February 2021 14: 47
        0
        Quote: Alien From
        The Vikings did not really resist

        But in general, you can live with them quite well (that's me about myself).
        1. Alien From
          Alien From 27 February 2021 16: 24
          +2
          You can live) but love, alas))
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 27 February 2021 16: 34
            +1
            Quote: Alien From
            You can live) but love, alas))

            Life and love .....
            1. Alien From
              Alien From 27 February 2021 18: 12
              +1
              And children.....)
              1. tihonmarine
                tihonmarine 27 February 2021 23: 31
                +1
                Quote: Alien From
                And children.....)

                You always love children. The greatest joy in life. I have three sons.
                1. Alien From
                  Alien From 28 February 2021 06: 38
                  0
                  I applaud you three times!)) hi
                  1. tihonmarine
                    tihonmarine 1 March 2021 10: 23
                    +1
                    Quote: Alien From
                    I applaud you three times!))

                    And three more grandchildren, but not a single girl.
                    1. Alien From
                      Alien From 1 March 2021 10: 43
                      +1
                      And we have only girls wink
  6. Charik
    Charik 27 February 2021 13: 04
    -1
    And then recently, many URA shouted that one B1b was "written off".
    1. Orange bigg
      Orange bigg 27 February 2021 13: 11
      +1
      Quote: Charik
      And then recently, many URA shouted that one B1b was "written off".


      In the near future, it is planned to write off another 16 B-1B Lancer. And in general they are good targets. Big ones.
      At the end of December 2019, Danish military intelligence, using images from space satellites, "calculated" one of these airfields on the island of Alexandra Land (part of the Franz Josef Land archipelago). Of particular concern was the work on lengthening the runway from 2500 to 3500 meters, which will make it possible to receive combat aircraft of all types, including MiG-31 interceptor fighters and Tu-160 strategic bombers.

      Taking into account the distance - only a thousand kilometers to the North Pole, Russian aviation will be able to reach Northeast Greenland in a short time, and with the help of long-range missiles even attack the Thule base (the US base in Greenland). Norway is also within the reach of the MiG-31 with the "Daggers" taking off from this airfield, as well as those located on Novaya Zemlya and in Monchegonsk, Murmansk Oblast. Orland Airfield for American B-1 Strategic Bombers The Lancer, which decided to stay here, will not be the safest place for US AIR FORCE pilots.

      https://svpressa.ru/war21/article/289913/
      1. Charik
        Charik 27 February 2021 13: 23
        -1
        So what, for me it would be better if these B1s weren't in Norway, a serious threat to that region, given their weapons range.
      2. Charik
        Charik 27 February 2021 15: 50
        0
        and you can also find a video on YouTube about B1, drive in and see how many fighters he takes with him, and then think about who will be the target there - he or the enemy
        1. Dodikson
          Dodikson 27 February 2021 18: 00
          -1
          Eh, can you tell me the model of a strategic fighter?
          and I so want to know.
          1. Charik
            Charik 27 February 2021 18: 56
            -1
            what? what kind of strategic fighter, what are you talking about?
            1. Dodikson
              Dodikson 28 February 2021 16: 42
              0
              the strategic bomber differs from the usual weight of ammunition, but the range.
              therefore, fighters can accompany strategists only on the initial path.
  7. svoit
    svoit 27 February 2021 13: 58
    0
    Quote: OrangeBigg
    And in general they are good targets. Big ones.

    According to other data, the targets are good, in the sense of small, of the order of 1 square meter. M EPR, it is not interesting to work with large EPRs, and then there may be electronic warfare
  8. Prisoner
    Prisoner 27 February 2021 14: 51
    0
    Why do they need bombers to respond? Let them express concern and support for Euro-Atlantic solidarity on Twitter. It will be cheaper, but the result is the same.
  9. kit88
    kit88 27 February 2021 16: 11
    +8
    rule-based existing order

    I'm embarrassed to ask where these RULES can be read, who wrote them at all, and what if they don't suit us and we screwed them up?
  10. Viktor Afanasev
    Viktor Afanasev 27 February 2021 16: 14
    +4
    These flights are quite logical. We must no longer scold our opponents, but replenish the formation with new modern aircraft, helicopters, ships, missiles, torpedoes. soldier Conduct exercises. This will be a worthy answer.
    And what about the hap-handed comments about the poor Scandinavians bully
    1. As for the Norwegians themselves, I think the majority are not even aware of this action request
    2. What do you want the NATO country to refuse from joint exercises with the United States ??? drinks
    3. For inflicting unacceptable damage to Norway, "white swans" are not needed, they are for "big brother in NATO." (Moreover, we have few of them - about 16 units, and B1B, so, for reference - 60 pieces !!!)
    Here Tu-22 and even Migi and Sushki are suitable, the country is not far from our border ... But this is about nothing, Norway will never fight with us. It's a sail-second suicide ...
    You know the saying - "The dog looks at the thrown stick, and the lion looks at the one who threw it."

    Better to talk - do we have enough means of defense (air defense, aviation, navy) in case of a massive attack by cruise missiles from ships, submarines and NATO planes around / at the approaches to our border ... I hope that's enough ... But I'm not sure sad
  11. Dikson
    Dikson 27 February 2021 22: 32
    0
    I think so, soon the messages about the Lancers' flights will include the Eastern coast of the Kara Sea and Severnaya Zemlya ... ((. The bird is serious ..
    1. Charik
      Charik 28 February 2021 12: 16
      0
      Isn't the eastern coast of Karsky the territory of the Russian Federation?
      1. Dikson
        Dikson 28 February 2021 13: 17
        0
        12 nautical miles from the coast - and at least fly in .. And what is 12 miles for an airplane? ))
  12. Sasha from Uralmash
    Sasha from Uralmash 28 February 2021 15: 27
    +1
    Cold War in all its glory! If only the top did not betray the interests of the Country again, for the sake of their ambitions and mercantile interests, as always!
  13. seacap
    seacap 28 February 2021 17: 25
    +1
    And where are our patrolling "strategists" in the Caribbean from bases in Cuba and Venezuela? Again, wipe the snot and quietly so that they don't hear, express "regret"? This will continue as long as we humbly call them, there is no limit for them, I will not be surprised if they will settle on Novaya Zemlya, arguing that the indigenous population of walruses and polar bears held a referendum on the reunification of the "primordial" lands of the Apaches with their homeland.
    1. eklmn
      eklmn 28 February 2021 17: 54
      0
      And where are our patrolling "strategists" in the Caribbean from bases in Cuba and Venezuela?

      And they don't have to fly so far! By the way, it is a very expensive pleasure to fly far from refueling bases. You can walk / fly around the house ...
      https://theaviationist.com/2021/02/26/arctic-bone-u-s-b-1-bombers-fly-first-mission-from-norway-over-easter-barents-sea-russias-naval-backyard/
      A few days ago, when the B-1s arrived at Orland airfield, the Russian Northern Fleet missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov was reported to be near the border with Norway, near Grense Jakobselva: no Russian warship has been observed so close to the sea border in Varangerfjord at any point in post-Soviet history, according to the Barents Observer. Earlier this month, two Russian strategic missile carriers Tu-160 Blackjack performed an unusual flight over the Barents, Greenland and Norwegian Seas.

      So "we are white and fluffy," according to Putin, but sometimes ...