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US Air Force B-2 Spirit and B-1B Lancer strategic bombers performed an operation in the Far North at night

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Washington decided to strengthen the "Arctic component" in the strategic military plan. It became known that the command had ordered the unification of two groups of strategic bombers of the US Air Force in the High North for the operation.


Reports from the United States indicate that two (according to other sources - three) B-2 Spirit strategic stealth bomber have joined two B-1B Lancer strategic bombers on a mission north of Iceland.

From the report:

B-2 Spirit stealth bombers joined the B-1B Lancer, flying from Whiteman Base in the United States through the Azores, located in the Atlantic Ocean and owned by Portugal. There, at Lajesh Field, they refueled and soon joined the B-1B Lancer of the 7th Bomber Wing of the United States Air Force from Dyce Base. Now B-1B Lancer operate at the Bodø airfield (Norway) beyond the Arctic Circle.

In a press release, the US Air Force says that the operation in the airspace over the Arctic by strategic bombers was carried out in the dark.

Operations were practiced at night, which made it possible to additionally practice skills under cover of darkness during the Bomber Task Force mission.

It was noted that the B-2 Spirit stealth bombers will continue to use the 4th Lajes Field military base in the Azores to carry out operations in the Arctic.

For reference: B-2 Spirit - heavy strategic bombers, which in the United States were originally called "invisible". The term "subtle" is now more commonly used. The B-2 Spirit made its first flight in 1989, the last such bomber was assembled in 1999. The total number of them in the US Air Force is about 20. They are among the most expensive means aviation in the world. The estimated cost of one unit (with weapons and equipment) is about $ 2 billion. One hour of flight of such planes costs no less than 150 thousand dollars. In this regard, only one operation to fly from the United States through the Azores to the Iceland region with the return back could cost the American taxpayers (if we are talking about 3 planes) at least $ 10 million.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 18 March 2021 07: 11
    +1
    Let them fly!
    And we will practice detection and interception.
    1. dorz
      dorz 18 March 2021 07: 24
      +1
      There is nothing good, let alone positive. They write that the Americans have worked out a sudden Global Nuclear strike against the Russian Federation. sad



      Source: https: //avia.pro/news/srazu-chetyre-amerikanskih-strategicheskih-bombardirovshchika-otrabotali-vnezapnyy-globalnyy
      1. mojohed2012
        mojohed2012 18 March 2021 07: 27
        +2
        It is noteworthy that the strike against the Russian Federation is being constantly practiced: when it is announced and when it is meant.
        This time, yes, it was another exercise with the emulation of missile strikes against Russia.
      2. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 18 March 2021 07: 30
        0
        Aviation pro in Donbass destroyed all our aviation, and the Armats did not have time to leave the factory. Ask whose resource, not seriously!
        1. dorz
          dorz 18 March 2021 07: 38
          +2
          Fill in a search engine with a query, this is yesterday's news and was on many top news portals.
          1. El Chuvachino
            El Chuvachino 18 March 2021 11: 50
            0
            Portals are just replicating. Once again, who is the source?
      3. NDR-791
        NDR-791 18 March 2021 08: 14
        +1
        Quote: dorz
        They write that the Americans have worked out a sudden Global Nuclear strike against the Russian Federation.

        Not understood??? Somehow the picture with info does not match with you wassat Or "Reports from the United States indicate that two (according to other sources - three) strategic stealth bomber B-2 Spirit joined two strategic bombers B-1B Lancer to carry out the mission north of Iceland."
        And these are moving to Spain in a straight line. You can't fool us, we are not children of the exam !!!! And whose site we know perfectly well negative
      4. Zhan
        Zhan 18 March 2021 10: 49
        -1
        Quote: dorz
        There is nothing good, let alone positive. They write that the Americans have worked out a sudden Global Nuclear strike against the Russian Federation. sad



        Source: https: //avia.pro/news/srazu-chetyre-amerikanskih-strategicheskih-bombardirovshchika-otrabotali-vnezapnyy-globalnyy

        And our air defense worked out a sudden global interception. That's why the pike is in the river, so that the crucian does not doze .. smile
  2. Thrifty
    Thrifty 18 March 2021 07: 14
    0
    Well, flew past like plywood over the city of Paris, and what? If they had landed on some local unprepared airfield for the operation of such airplanes, I would have believed in their high technical and operational characteristics, and so-nock! We drove planes near the colonies to the delight of the natives !!!
    1. Ryusey
      Ryusey 18 March 2021 11: 38
      0
      And why would they sit on an unprepared field, that without this they would not be able to shoot missiles?
  3. Titsen
    Titsen 18 March 2021 07: 28
    +1
    Quote: dorz
    Americans have worked out a sudden Global nuclear strike on the Russian Federation


    The adversaries are training. And we are silent about the sheep. Even the Foreign Ministry does not express disappointment ...
    1. Prisoner
      Prisoner 18 March 2021 07: 39
      +4
      At all intersections, yell, what will we answer? We train ourselves in silence. The guys are working not for the public, but for the defense. The Americans and their allies need to prove something to the world, because the partners have very serious doubts about the exclusivity of the "supernation." And we do not need to prove anything, we do not pretend to be the "master of the world". But we will be able to respond to the blows, especially the military.
      1. Ryusey
        Ryusey 18 March 2021 11: 39
        -1
        Specifically, who had doubts, who left NATO or dropped the "title of an Ally outside NATO"?
  4. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 18 March 2021 07: 32
    -1
    One hour of flight of such planes costs no less than 150 thousand dollars. In this regard, only one operation to fly from the United States through the Azores to the Iceland region with the return back could cost the American taxpayers (if we are talking about 3 planes) at least $ 10 million.

    I understand the editorial concern about the plight of American taxpayers. But, in general, war is an expensive thing. For example, the Syrian campaign is costing Russian taxpayers at least 3 million greens a day, and who cares about that? (A rhetorical question, if that.) hi
    1. bistrov.
      bistrov. 18 March 2021 08: 58
      0
      Quote: A. Privalov
      3 million greens per day

      What is 3 million for a country with a budget of 22 trillion?
      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov 18 March 2021 11: 09
        +3
        Quote: bistrov.
        Quote: A. Privalov
        3 million greens per day

        What is 3 million for a country with a budget of 22 trillion?

        First, note that 3 million is dollars, and 22 trillion is rubles. hi
        Moreover, these 3 million dollars daily spending. sad

        What is $ 10 million disposable the cost of these exercises for the United States, if their budget revenues are 11 (eleven!) times greater than the budget of the Russian Federation?

        In other words, until US defense budget almost 2,5 times more of the entire federal budget of the Russian Federation, there is no need to worry about American taxpayers.
    2. Narak-zempo
      Narak-zempo 18 March 2021 09: 36
      0
      Quote: A. Privalov
      The question is rhetorical, if that.

      I will rhetorically answer with the words of my grandfather from an anecdote, who urged his grandmother not to confuse the concept of progress with reduced social responsibility.
  5. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 18 March 2021 07: 33
    -5
    I have a question, our radars do not work at night, and at night it is not so clear what kind of eyes the American pilots have from fear. lol
    1. ironic
      ironic 18 March 2021 14: 50
      +2
      And the radar station worked all night in the eyes ... laughing
  6. rocket757
    rocket757 18 March 2021 07: 37
    +5
    US Air Force B-2 Spirit and B-1B Lancer strategic bombers performed an operation in the Far North at night
    Think what you want.
    They just train.
    "Muscle clatter."
    They give hints, warnings, draw red lines ... any, to choose from.
    1. Jolly Roger
      Jolly Roger 18 March 2021 07: 39
      +8
      Normal practice, ours are training too.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 18 March 2021 07: 44
        +2
        So that's why I put it first ... this is an ordinary, army work!
        It's all the same to guess, versions and other crazy ideas will be expressed.
        Inform reasons for nothing.
        1. Volodin
          Volodin 18 March 2021 07: 59
          0
          Quote: rocket757
          This is an ordinary, army job! Inform reasons for nothing.

          Well, if the first deployment of US strategic bombers in Norway, bordering the Russian Federation, for the first time in history, is "ordinary army work", and if their joint workout with the "Spirits" of the strike operation over the Arctic is "nothing", then of course ...
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 18 March 2021 08: 26
            +2
            So the usual "work" is ..... they train, learn to hide, penetrate, from our side learn to detect them and, if necessary, suppress them.
            Why is there such a "thought" that only striped ones are preparing for something ??? and our type on the priest sit quietly and do nothing ???
            By the way, REGULAR WORK, in relation to the military, does not mean at all that this is something peaceful .... just the opposite. The situation is not getting any better. This is clear?
      2. Volodin
        Volodin 18 March 2021 08: 06
        +1
        Quote: Jolly Roger
        Ours train too.

        Where do ours train? With strategic bombers in Cuba or Mexico? And the American B1s are now in Norway.
        1. Jolly Roger
          Jolly Roger 18 March 2021 08: 10
          +2
          Quote: Volodin
          Where do ours train?

          Our strategists train in the sky, and they do not need bases in Cuba or Mexico for this.
          1. Volodin
            Volodin 18 March 2021 08: 26
            0
            Quote: Jolly Roger
            Our strategists train in the sky, and they do not need bases in Cuba or Mexico for this.

            As I understand it, the term "flight time" does not mean anything to you ...
            1. Jolly Roger
              Jolly Roger 18 March 2021 08: 32
              +1
              As I understand it, you live in the Middle Ages with their ideas about the methods of warfare - the closer you drag the trebuchet to the enemy's castle, the better.
              1. Volodin
                Volodin 18 March 2021 08: 54
                0
                Quote: Jolly Roger
                As I understand it, you live in the Middle Ages

                The main thing is that you live in rosy illusions: "The military infrastructure is at our borders, but we don't care about anything" ...
            2. Ryusey
              Ryusey 18 March 2021 11: 43
              +4
              Look in the wrong direction, lower your eyes down and look in the blue sea, from there the flight time must be counted?
          2. rocket757
            rocket757 18 March 2021 08: 29
            +4
            Our air defenses are also training. Nobody feels calm, invulnerable !!! Everyone strives to strengthen their offensive capabilities and improve their defense.
            This can be seen in the procurement of weapons, in the reorganization in the military sphere ... in short, in everything.
        2. ironic
          ironic 18 March 2021 14: 45
          +2
          You have a huge country, you are already in sight.
  7. Nitarius
    Nitarius 18 March 2021 09: 05
    +2
    again Mustache is gone ... and in case ... if they get lost ... where and what will they sit on)? .. know how to survive in winter?)))
    1. Narak-zempo
      Narak-zempo 18 March 2021 09: 40
      +1
      Quote: Nitarius
      again Mustache is gone ... and in case ... if they get lost ... where and what will they sit on)? .. know how to survive in winter?)))

      Let them sit down with us - you are welcome. We'll feed, give, warm, send home.
      And we will even return the materiel. Someday. May be laughing
  8. war.t0p
    war.t0p 18 March 2021 10: 23
    +3
    And they can also organize a trio
  9. Ryusey
    Ryusey 18 March 2021 11: 41
    +3
    Quote: rocket757
    Why is there such a "thought" that only striped ones are preparing for something ??? and our type on the priest sit quietly and do nothing ???

    Because...
  10. ironic
    ironic 18 March 2021 14: 43
    +2
    And people on the forum love to write so much that Spirits do not fly ...