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"Unusual recognition": the US showed the squadron logo confirming the presence of American nuclear bombs in Belgium

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The American press drew attention to a publication made by one of the US Air Force units. We are talking about the publication of an image of the logo of the 701st squadron, stationed at the Kleine Brogel airbase in Belgium. F-16 aircraft of the Belgian Air Force are stationed at the airbase.


The 701 Squadron logo is a circle within which the map of Belgium is divided into the Belgian and American flags, and below it is a bald eagle holding a bomb. And this bomb, as noted, B61 is a tactical nuclear aviation ammunition.

American columnist Joseph Trevithick writes that the deployment of an American nuclear weapons in Belgium is a Punchinelle secret, but earlier the country's authorities had not previously officially confirmed the presence of nuclear warheads on its territory.

From material in The Drive:

The B61 tactical nuclear bombs can be loaded into the F-16AM / BM fighters of the Belgian Air Force during a serious crisis as part of the NATO nuclear weapons agreement.

But only these agreements unambiguously violate the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, which the United States itself is so zealously trying to "protect".

Joseph Trevithick calls the publication of the 701st Squadron logo "an unusual recognition."


A photograph of the logo at the Kleine Brogel airbase distributed by the US Department of Defense's Visual Information Service. It was noted that there are no US Air Force combat aircraft at this air base, but it is now quite obvious that there are American nuclear weapons there.

It is added that the B61-3 and B61-4 bombs with a capacity of up to 170 and up to 45 kilotons, respectively, can be deployed at the base in Belgium. They are configured to detonate at a certain height when dropped from the carrier. In the US, meanwhile, there is a program to replace them with more modern B61-12.
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U.S. Department of Defense Visual Information Service
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  1. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U April 1 2021 06: 27
    +11
    the deployment of American nuclear weapons in Belgium is a Punchinelle secret, but the country's authorities have not previously officially confirmed the presence of nuclear warheads on their territory.
    And that is why the use of nuclear weapons in a possible conflict with NATO is justified in all respects, and the population of NATO countries should be aware of this. Otherwise, you have relaxed, the fight for peace, the fight for the rights, have not understood who has been replaced.
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 April 1 2021 07: 01
      +10
      Quote: Vladimir_2U
      Previously, the country's authorities had not previously officially confirmed the presence of nuclear warheads on their territory.

      Now confirmed. Ours most likely had such information anyway. But the population of Belgium is now convinced that, due to the presence of such warehouses, they can get them on mustals. "And what for us" will not give a ride.
    2. Invoce
      Invoce April 1 2021 08: 31
      +4
      The emblem (logo) of the 701st squadron stationed at the air base in Belgium is offensive to the Belgians themselves! the Americans make it clear, openly declare that neither Belgium nor the EU has and did not have sovereignty. The entire EU is a US protectorate. Territory for the deployment of bases! And the desire of Europeans to live independently amers are not interested. "Thanks" to Gorbachev for everything that is happening in the world now.
      1. figwam
        figwam April 1 2021 09: 05
        +6
        Now nuclear weapons can be used against any NATO country as a potential carrier of such weapons.
        1. ironic
          ironic April 1 2021 17: 08
          -3
          So in Russia there will be more tactical nuclear weapons. Flip your phrase in the opposite direction. Sound good?
          1. figwam
            figwam April 1 2021 18: 18
            +5
            Quote: ironic
            So in Russia there will be more tactical nuclear weapons.

            Our nuclear weapons are located on the territory of Russia and only our troops have access to it, the Americans are distributing and teaching other countries to use it against us. Now it is clear!
            1. 3danimal
              3danimal April 1 2021 19: 12
              -3
              Here's how to protect the conditional Belgium, which does not have nuclear weapons, from the conditional attack of Russia? Ready to use it if needed?
              To station the armed forces of the Allied countries and their weapons, including nuclear weapons request
              1. Katanikotael
                Katanikotael April 1 2021 19: 39
                +4
                I heard Cuba really wants to protect itself, maybe give her a couple of hundred bombs?
                1. 3danimal
                  3danimal April 1 2021 19: 50
                  -1
                  Easy. It is only necessary to first create an organization similar to NATO with it.
                  And be prepared to support the Castro regime very significantly.
                  Of course, by cutting back on their own budget lines.
                2. ironic
                  ironic April 2 2021 13: 26
                  0
                  And how to take him and what to protect in the sea? NATO has something to defend its bases in Europe with. Does the Russian Federation have the means to prevent the Kerib crisis-2? You need to look at things realistically.
              2. figwam
                figwam April 1 2021 20: 43
                +3
                Quote: 3danimal
                To station the armed forces of the Allied countries and their weapons, including nuclear weapons

                This is a violation of the international treaty on the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons, which was signed by the United States and Belgium and about 200 other countries.
                1. 3danimal
                  3danimal April 1 2021 21: 47
                  -4
                  So the weapons are not transferred to Belgium. On its territory bases with American equipment, weapons and military personnel are located.
                  1. figwam
                    figwam April 1 2021 21: 58
                    +4
                    Quote: 3danimal
                    So the weapons are not transferred to Belgium.

                    Belgian pilots on Belgian aircraft are practicing bombing with American nuclear weapons, this is a violation of the treaty.
                    1. 3danimal
                      3danimal April 2 2021 09: 45
                      -1
                      I strongly doubt that they are flying with a nuclear weapon, and not with a training version.
                      But, in the event of a real war, few people will care who uses whose weapon.
              3. Vladimir_2U
                Vladimir_2U April 2 2021 03: 10
                +1
                Quote: 3danimal
                Here's how to protect the conditional Belgium, which does not have nuclear weapons, from the conditional attack of Russia?

                Oh, the fact that NATO was created earlier than the ATS, you do not know?
            2. ironic
              ironic April 2 2021 13: 24
              -2
              American nuclear weapons are located at American military bases on the territory of their allies in accordance with the treaty and should be used only in the event of an attack on them by a country that owns its own nuclear weapons, respectively. Nothing out of the ordinary or previously unknown and did not take place in the days of the USSR and the signing of the START treaties is not happening. Now it is clear!
      2. zwlad
        zwlad April 1 2021 11: 57
        +2
        You might think before Gorbachev amers were interested in something.
    3. ironic
      ironic April 1 2021 17: 07
      0
      Does the Russian Federation have tactical nuclear weapons in the European part? Its number is larger than NATO's. What follows from this? What should the Jewish population of the Russian Federation know about this and not sing the song "Do the Russians want wars"?
  2. svp67
    svp67 April 1 2021 06: 29
    +3
    What a nonsense. This emblem that appeared yesterday?
    1. Volodin
      Volodin April 1 2021 06: 34
      +5
      Quote: svp67
      What a nonsense. This emblem that appeared yesterday?

      From the material: "A photograph with a logo on the territory of the Kleine Brogel airbase distributed by the US Department of Defense's Visual Information Service." If it turns out that this kind of publication from the territory of the base was earlier, then another conversation. But if the Americans themselves were surprised ...
      1. svp67
        svp67 April 1 2021 06: 47
        +2
        Quote: Volodin
        But if the Americans themselves were surprised ...

        I don't quite understand their surprise. This is the insignia of the 701st United States Air Force Ammunition Support Squadron. Here is the information from the wiki:
        They are located at several of the main operational NATO bases and work in conjunction with the host wing. Their total number ranges from 125 to 150 military personnel.
        Their mission is to receive, store, maintain and maintain and control NATO-designated USAFE special ammunition until further notice. At the direction of MUNSS, it will provide special ammunition to the NATO Strike Wing Commander. Therefore, the MUNSS mission is one of the most important in their theater of operations.
        All details regarding the deployment of nuclear weapons to NATO remain secret. The only known information is that we are talking about an opposing (air-dropped) weapon currently of the B-61 type, which is controlled through the weapon storage and security system (WS3). The WS3 was built in the 1980s as a structure of secure storage facilities, each capable of holding 4 weapons, on the floors of aircraft shelters. Joint storage of special weapons along with their strike aircraft significantly increased their survivability and combat readiness. In 1986, the Pentagon published a list of air bases in Europe and the Far East equipped with WS3.
        After the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact, the number of NATO air bases and the number of WS3s in operation declined significantly. In 2017, Hans M. Christensen, director of the Nuclear Information Project of the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) in Washington, stated that the number of NATO-assigned US nuclear weapons in Europe has not changed since 2009, so it is assumed that they are currently still working in Turkey, Italy, Germany, Belgieand and the Netherlands.
        31st Ammunition Squadron: Aviano Air Base, Italy, under the United States Air Force 31st Fighter Aviation Regiment (F16)
        39th weapons systems security group: Incirlik airbase, turkey, under the US Air Force 39th wing of the airbase
        48th Ammunition Squadron: RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, under the US Air Force 48th Fighter Regiment (F-15) [1]
        52nd Ammunition Service Group: Spangdalem Air Base, Germany, commanding 4 Deployed Squadrons (MUNSS)
        701st Ammunition Support Squadron: Kleine Brogel Air Base, Belgium, supporting Belgian 10 Wing Tactische (F16)
        702nd Ammunition Support Squadron: Büchel Air Base, Germany, supporting German Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 33 (IDS Tornado)
        703rd Ammunition Support Squadron: Volkel Air Base, Netherlands, support of the 1st Fighter Wing of the Netherlands (F16)
        704th Ammunition Support Squadron: Gedi Air Base, Italy, supporting Italian 6º Stormo (IDS Tornado)
        Ramstein's location: Ramstein Air Base, Germany, for weapons storage and security systems within EUCOM coverage, scheduled maintenance at European inactive sites, unscheduled WS3 maintenance, and periodic STMS maintenance at active USAFE facilities.
        86th Ammunition Squadron: Ramstein Air Base, Germany, under 86th Air Wing
        1. kostik-oz
          kostik-oz April 1 2021 07: 26
          +2
          Don't read Wikipedia before lunch.
      2. aszzz888
        aszzz888 April 1 2021 07: 27
        +4

        Volodin (Alexey)
        Today, 06: 34
        NEW

        +1
        Quote: svp67
        What a nonsense. This emblem that appeared yesterday?

        From the material: "A photograph with a logo on the territory of the Kleine Brogel airbase distributed by the US Department of Defense's Visual Information Service." If it turns out that this kind of publication from the territory of the base was earlier, then another conversation. But if the Americans themselves were surprised ...
        The main thing is that our respective services know where the coordinates of these "keepers" of other people's skeletons should have been filled in. And so, in offense wink , we will not leave anyone.
        1. svp67
          svp67 April 1 2021 07: 29
          +2
          Quote: aszzz888
          The main thing is that our respective services know where the coordinates of these "keepers" of other people's skeletons should have been filled in.

          Already ... and with a "chisel", you will erase figs ...
          1. aszzz888
            aszzz888 April 1 2021 07: 30
            +2

            svp67 (Sergey)
            Today, 07: 29

            0
            Quote: aszzz888
            The main thing is that our respective services know where the coordinates of these "keepers" of other people's skeletons should have been filled in.

            Already ... and with a "chisel", you will knock down figs ...
            This is our way! good
      3. SovAr238A
        SovAr238A April 1 2021 15: 38
        0
        Quote: Volodin
        But if the Americans themselves were surprised ...


        Well, if the American or the author of the article is stupid enough, and does not know that, according to the NATO treaties, all American free-fall bombs based on the territory of Europe must be constantly used by European pilots, on the aircraft of the European Air Force, prepared for the use of nuclear weapons of the corresponding type.

        And this information is already almost 40 years old ...
        And it is public.

        Someone just found out that the sunrise is in the east ...
  3. sergo1914
    sergo1914 April 1 2021 06: 49
    0
    It turns out that bald eagles are also based on the base? And they are the ones who will drag the bombs if something happens?
    1. svp67
      svp67 April 1 2021 07: 31
      0
      Quote: sergo1914
      It turns out that bald eagles are also based on the base?

      While the conversation is about the F-16, but it is clear that soon their main aircraft will be the F-35
      1. sergo1914
        sergo1914 April 1 2021 07: 48
        0
        Quote: svp67
        Quote: sergo1914
        It turns out that bald eagles are also based on the base?

        While the conversation is about the F-16, but it is clear that soon their main aircraft will be the F-35


        I did not find the F-16 on the emblem.
        1. svp67
          svp67 April 1 2021 07: 50
          +3
          Quote: sergo1914
          I did not find the F-16 on the emblem.

          The main thing is that they would be in the images of our space reconnaissance ...
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 1 2021 06: 57
    0
    these agreements clearly violate the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, which the United States itself is so zealously trying to "protect"
    It is one thing to "protect", and another to execute. The United States is generally not noticed in the observance of any treaties, especially when it comes exclusively to the interests of the Americans.
    1. xorek
      xorek April 1 2021 08: 33
      0
      Quote: rotmistr60
      The United States is generally not noticed in the observance of any treaties, especially when it comes exclusively to the interests of the Americans.

      During the Soviet era, the Amers were still afraid and all the treaties were more or less respected (remembering the Cuban missile crisis, when they placed Soviet missiles at their side) And now they put everything on, but they shake even more from our supersonic and Poseidons .. With folded hands .. In the 80-90s, the pancake was disarmed .. My heart ached. angry
  5. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General April 1 2021 06: 59
    0
    Cockerel with a nuclear pussy in its claws?)))

    Thanks for the information, we will know where to jump if something happens))
    1. SovAr238A
      SovAr238A April 1 2021 15: 47
      0
      Quote: Sands Career General
      Cockerel with a nuclear pussy in its claws?)))

      Thanks for the information, we will know where to jump if something happens))


      One populism in your words.

      What exactly did this information give you?
      What and where exactly are you going?
      Your own battle couch? Or your hat? Or so, on little things - throw a glass?

      Well there is nothing secret here
      This ammunition has been in Europe for forty years.
      The list of air bases and flight units of NATO countries that will use them in the "next BP" has been known since that time.
      Everybody.
      This is official data.
      Both our intelligence services and our nuclear forces know the location of the storage facilities for the airbeds with an accuracy of 1 cm.


      And before them, they were housed since 1954.
  6. Keeper
    Keeper April 1 2021 07: 00
    -8
    That is, the presence of bombs is confirmed not by the presence itself, but by the logo? Is this our "highley like"?
    1. svp67
      svp67 April 1 2021 07: 33
      +1
      Quote: Keeper
      That is, the presence of bombs is confirmed not by the presence itself, but by the logo? Is this our "highley like"?

      The specifics of the work of this unit. It and others like it were formed for the maintenance, storage and supply of special ammunition for the aircraft of the US Air Force and its allies.
    2. carstorm 11
      carstorm 11 April 1 2021 08: 23
      0
      Or maybe you will try to read the text carefully? Start with the first lines.
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 April 1 2021 07: 04
    +3
    So much the worse for Belgium and for its inhabitants. What we fought for.
    1. Alien From
      Alien From April 1 2021 08: 05
      +2
      Judging by the emblem, the mattresses are full of Belgium, half of the country has already been painted in their own rag. With regards to the bombs in Belgium, I think it was pointed there in advance.
  8. Thrifty
    Thrifty April 1 2021 07: 12
    -1
    It is sincerely a pity that we do not have a military base in Mexico and Honduras to bother the US with the probable presence of our nuclear weapons there! !!
    1. Prisoner
      Prisoner April 1 2021 08: 36
      -1
      There are submarines. This is, of course, more difficult than the base, but they will break if necessary.
  9. xorek
    xorek April 1 2021 08: 27
    -2
    confirming the presence of American nuclear bombs in Belgium

    Anyone surprised? I'm not .. It's not for nothing that our patrols around the EU have been increased (the article was recently) .. Europe is exposed specifically to attack .. Well, well, the Yankees think you are the most cunning in the world?
  10. rocket757
    rocket757 April 1 2021 08: 44
    0
    "Unusual recognition": the US showed the squadron logo confirming the presence of American nuclear bombs in Belgium

    This is a gun that has been hanging on the wall for a long time and is ready to shoot at any moment!
  11. ironic
    ironic April 1 2021 17: 04
    -2
    I don’t understand. Like yesterday, no one knew about it, but now they found out from the logo? Well, it's not even funny.