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US strategic bomber B-52 participated in exercises on the production of anti-ship mines a few dozen kilometers from the base of the Baltic Fleet of the Russian Navy

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On the eve of the two American strategic bomber B-52 approached the borders of the Russian Federation in the Baltic Sea. We are talking about the aircraft with the callsign ICER01 and ICER02, which took off from a military base in the UK (Mildenhall). According to the resource Airforce timesThe crew’s mission included the laying of anti-ship mines in the Baltic.


We are talking about the participation of American aircraft capable of carrying on board a nuclear weapon, in the NATO exercises "Baltops 2016", in which several non-NATO states take part, called in the military alliance "partners".

Anti-ship mines (reportedly "training") were delivered less than 40 nautical miles from the Baltic base fleet Russian Navy.

It should be recalled that the aircraft B-52 previously proceeded to Mildenhall from an air base in the United States of America. Then one strategic bomber urgently had to be deployed back in connection with the identified problems on board. While data on what exactly the problem occurred, is not given.

More than 2016 thousands of troops from 6 countries take part in the Baltops 17 exercises. One of the stages of the exercise is the landing of a joint assault force of more than 800 military personnel at various coastal sites in the area of ​​the maneuvers. A total of 45 ships are involved in training maneuvers.

US strategic bomber B-52 participated in exercises on the production of anti-ship mines a few dozen kilometers from the base of the Baltic Fleet of the Russian Navy


Of comments about the course of the exercises of the American command of naval forces in Europe:
Combining forces from different countries for joint exercises demonstrates how our alliance and its partners are ready to solve any unforeseen tasks.
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  1. Putinets
    Putinets 12 June 2016 07: 57
    +12
    It’s interesting who is the fast-producer of B-52 mines or Russian air defense systems. I put it on air defense - they’ll pinpoint and send sappers before pin @ s fly up
    1. siberalt
      siberalt 12 June 2016 08: 16
      +31
      Can we also conduct exercises on US mining of landmines 40 miles from their coast? laughing
      1. 33 Watcher
        33 Watcher 12 June 2016 08: 20
        +13
        Quote: siberalt
        Can we also conduct exercises on US mining of landmines 40 miles from their coast? laughing

        It was necessary to conduct exercises on interception in the air, and mine clearance at sea ...
        1. Yuri Y.
          Yuri Y. 12 June 2016 22: 16
          0
          Quote: Observer 33
          Quote: siberalt
          Can we also conduct exercises on US mining of landmines 40 miles from their coast? laughing

          It was necessary to conduct exercises on interception in the air, and mine clearance at sea ...

          One another is not a hindrance laughing .
      2. Amurets
        Amurets 12 June 2016 08: 26
        +3
        Quote: siberalt
        Can we also conduct exercises on US mining of landmines 40 miles from their coast?

        And can conduct preventive deep-sea bombing in areas of flooding of chemical weapons, in order to destroy American mines? It is desirable in the North Sea.
        1. Simple
          Simple 12 June 2016 12: 57
          +4
          At the bottom of the Baltic Sea lie 267 thousand tons of bombs, shells and mines, flooded after the end of World War II. And in them - more than 50 thousand tons of war poisoning.
          In the north, no. Everything in the Baltic.
          Enough to bury all of Europe, though our European part.
      3. GSH-18
        GSH-18 12 June 2016 11: 09
        0
        Anti-ship mines (reportedly "training") were delivered less than 40 nautical miles from the base of the Baltic Fleet of the Russian Navy.

        No, well, that’s already no way! .. And if we train around some sort of an American Navy base in America ???
    2. Ribwort
      Ribwort 12 June 2016 08: 41
      +17
      Quote: Putin
      It’s interesting who is the fast-producer of the B-52 mines or the air defense systems of Russia. I put on air defense ...

      Theoretically, under the guise of exercises, the required number of mines is placed, the planes calmly return to the base. Or submarines are used. The reaction of Russia after the fact: "And then we will put the Iskanders in Kaliningrad." For the hundredth time ...
      Not funny, no?
      An adequate answer, in my opinion, would be the exercises of the Northern Fleet in the Caribbean, with the launch of training ICBMs.
      1. R-22
        R-22 12 June 2016 09: 35
        +2
        and setting mines
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    3. Dam
      Dam 12 June 2016 09: 00
      +7
      I like your enthusiasm, but everything is much more complicated. Putting mines is much easier than removing them later. Outlines of the exercises looms in future war. NATO will lock the Baltic Fleet. We will try to take the north of Norway and Iceland to cross the sea routes for the supply of soldiers and weapons to Europe
      1. behemot
        behemot 12 June 2016 11: 24
        0
        no matter how new, lock up our fleet in the Baltic.
        It is necessary to train near NATO bases. Oh --- are Americans
      2. GSH-18
        GSH-18 12 June 2016 17: 33
        0
        Quote: Damm
        NATO will lock the Baltic Fleet.

        Naturally! We can’t screw them from the ocean zone - Carriers, then no, no! Accordingly, the strategy of locking our coast guard fleet is option No. 1 for the mattress and the floor. Everything is logical, and their teachings only confirm this.
    4. Finches
      Finches 12 June 2016 10: 00
      +1
      They are fulfilling the tasks of the blockade of certain areas, in particular the naval base and infantry battalion, and especially of our fleet! All the same, the Supreme needs to decide and something to order the Russian fleet in the Caribbean to stir up ... Let our sailors feel the difference between our northern military operations and their tropics!
  2. oleg-gr
    oleg-gr 12 June 2016 07: 58
    +12
    The Americans are greyhound with their accomplices. Apparently it is believed that they are very cool warriors after such maneuvers.
    1. Tusv
      Tusv 12 June 2016 08: 42
      0
      Quote: oleg-gr
      The Americans are greyhound with their accomplices. Apparently it is believed that they are very cool warriors after such maneuvers.

      The roof completely ran away from the lapid. In the days of my database, the Yankees on Mondays did not fly, in principle. Allied Orions tokmo.
      Threat Oops Cheto accomplices with Mondays beguiled
    2. Iline
      Iline 12 June 2016 08: 51
      +1
      Something seems to me that from the time of past wars nothing new in military thought appeared in the minds of Western strategists. They are also trying to clog our Baltic Fleet in their bases.
      Only now it all always ended badly for the "miners".
  3. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 12 June 2016 08: 01
    +7
    And what, our "bears" cannot conduct such exercises a few tens of kilometers from Norfolk? They scratch a turnip when they give it!
    1. Tusv
      Tusv 12 June 2016 09: 03
      0
      Quote: Vladimir61
      And what, our "bears" cannot conduct such exercises a few tens of kilometers from Norfolk? They scratch a turnip when they give it!

      You, don’t scare a tolerant set of transgenes. So they know that bears can be the first one after hauling off and landing
  4. kotuk_ha_oxote
    kotuk_ha_oxote 12 June 2016 08: 03
    0
    Quote: Putin
    It’s interesting who is the fast-producer of B-52 mines or Russian air defense systems. I put it on air defense - they’ll pinpoint and send sappers before pin @ s fly up

    I put on Lavrov, who expresses concern.
    1. Simpsonian
      Simpsonian 12 June 2016 08: 35
      0
      They also say that there are many unburnt oil platforms left in the Gulf of Mexico ... And they are already tired of them with their "GIVE'EM HELL" on top of their floating suitcase on the top of the source
      http://www.c6f.navy.mil/sites/default/files/styles/large_slider/public/HST_slide
      r.jpg? itok = Xkq22oxW
  5. Banishing liberoids
    Banishing liberoids 12 June 2016 08: 03
    +5
    Where are the corrupt "world media" there? The world gendarme played into the master of the planet. Now it's time for our Tu160 to "mine" the Gulf of Mexico!
  6. Petrof
    Petrof 12 June 2016 08: 03
    +2
    it is necessary to get out of all agreements on the reduction of nuclear weapons
    and build it at home - in all possible ways
    this will be the best signal to our western partners
    and increase the term of military service (and in the present way to serve, and not only perform chores), to serve for one year - one laugh (until the war begins - there will be no laughing matter)

    want peace - get ready for war (s)
    1. dauria
      dauria 12 June 2016 09: 17
      +7
      it is necessary to get out of all agreements on the reduction of nuclear weapons


      Can you imagine the difference in flight time from Warsaw to Moscow and from us to Washington? And so already thinking of time is minuscule ... It will be a shame if we destroy the planet because of an absurd accident. It's time for everyone to think, and so will the hamburger eaters. Yes, for the house of "comrade" Gorbachev in Germany, personal 50 Ktonnes must be allocated. And announce it in the open press.
      1. Petrof
        Petrof 12 June 2016 10: 03
        0
        Quote: dauria
        You represent


        if the United States is profitable, they will immediately withdraw from any treaty
        the State Department cannot be trusted, which can be seen countless times

        Quote: dauria
        It will be a shame if the planet is rasskayemy because of an absurd accident.


        then such a fate

        Quote: dauria
        Yes, for the house of "comrade" Gorbachev in Germany, personal 50 Ktonnes must be allocated. And announce it in the open press.


        it's too much
        looks too petty - given the future of the Earth laughing
  7. sa-ag
    sa-ag 12 June 2016 08: 05
    +2
    Window dressing, a real mine setting will be inconspicuous, from submarines, for example
    1. corporal
      corporal 12 June 2016 08: 21
      +1
      Quote: sa-ag
      the real mine setting will be inconspicuous,

      Not always, sometimes they just use a demonstrative one, like a very thick hint to enemies. And here the strategists and transporters are very well suited.
    2. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 12 June 2016 10: 25
      +1
      Quote: sa-ag
      Window dressing, a real mine setting will be inconspicuous, from submarines, for example
      This is a type of training, a demonstration of opportunities. But it’s real - at night, from a bulk carrier, on FVK or on recommended routes, and in areas where there is no map of false contacts. And cheaply, and angrily (high mine-lifting capacity), and high accuracy of the setting, and high secrecy, unless, of course, there is intelligence about the idea of ​​setting up the MLM in the area of ​​responsibility of the naval base.
      1. Bath
        Bath 12 June 2016 11: 56
        0
        or maybe it’s under the guise of training the real ones put Hitler to remember, too, going to Iran was going to fornication Malekha
  8. cap
    cap 12 June 2016 08: 09
    +4
    "From a commentary on the course of the exercises of the American command of the naval forces in Europe:
    The joining forces of different countries for joint exercises demonstrates how our alliance and its partners are ready to solve any unforeseen problems. "


    Forgot about our air defense? Unforeseen tasks? We foresee it!
    I think during the threatened period he will not reach the place of discharge. am
    1. tlauicol
      tlauicol 12 June 2016 09: 15
      +1
      The American Mk 62 Quickstrike Ground Bomb Non-Contact Mines are a conversion kit for the Mk 80 series bomb mines (500, 1000 and 2000 caliber calibres). Converted mines equipped with the appropriate TDD (Target Detection Device) fuse block are dropped from low-altitude aircraft suspensions similar to aerial bombs. For the installation of Quickstrike mines, the Boeing F / A-18 carrier-based fighter aircraft and the US Navy Lockheed P-3C base patrol aircraft, as well as the US Air Force Rockwell B-1B and Boeing B-52H strategic bombers, are routinely used.

      In the Quickstrike-J variant, the mine is supplemented by an inertial-satellite correction module, essentially borrowed from the JDAM GBU-31 guided bombs, which can dramatically increase the accuracy of the mine setting.

      The Mk 64 Quickstrike-J mine is carried out by converting the 84 lb Mk 2000 bomb in two versions - Mk 64-J Mod 0, using the standard MK 57 TTD proximity fuse unit, available in the US Navy in large quantities, and in the Mk 64-J version Mod 3 with a new Mk 71 TTD proximity fuse unit (details not disclosed). The same fuses are used in the "traditional" Mk 62 Quickstrike mines. It is reported that the tests of Mk 64 Quickstrike-J mines showed that their CEP of setting at a given point on the seabed does not exceed 6 meters, which is "unprecedented" accuracy. The tests were carried out by dropping from a B-52H bomber.

      The GBU-62 Quickstrike-ER is another new variant of the high-precision mineshell mine, which is a 500-pound Mk 82 bomb converted into a mine, additionally equipped with the Australian Winged JDAM-ER correction and planning module. The Quickstrike-ER discharge range reaches several tens of kilometers, which allows you to drop mines without entering the enemy’s air defense zone, not to mention a significant increase in the stealth

      in fact, they can put mines at the exit of Baltiysk without fear of the S-300
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 12 June 2016 09: 30
        0
        Quote: Tlauicol
        in fact, they can put mines at the exit of Baltiysk without fear of the S-300

        Something you have so reduced the capabilities of C-300 and directly raised to heaven the capabilities of the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) kit
        Bombs equipped with the JDAM kit are sent to the target with an integrated inertial guidance system paired with an improved GPS receiver, providing them with an announced range of 15 nautical miles (28 km) from the drop point. The value of the CVO shown in the tests is 11 meters.
        1. tlauicol
          tlauicol 12 June 2016 10: 11
          +4
          But what will you do when the planes defile without violating the sea border? Knock it down?

          and mines may already lie in the sea channel
        2. Bongo
          Bongo 12 June 2016 11: 35
          +1
          Quote: APASUS
          Something you have so reduced the capabilities of C-300 and directly raised to heaven the capabilities of the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) kit

          C-300PS available in this area with a launch range of 5В55РX 90 km missiles with the use of planning munitions are not capable of hitting carrier aircraft. C-400 with the existing 48Н6DM missiles with a launch range of 250 km is really able to get them. At the moment, databases in this region carry 2 Zdn C-400.
  9. CORNET
    CORNET 12 June 2016 08: 26
    +2
    Fly sometime ... And so normal, our air defense trained on real goals!
  10. Turkestan
    Turkestan 12 June 2016 08: 42
    +6
    Anti-ship mines are installed 40 miles from the Russian Navy base. THIS IS NOT JOKING ALREADY. Someone will not give a guarantee that discarded TRAIN mines, not military ones. And if we proceed from the worst case scenario, that is, the BATTLE mines, then they can stay on the bottom of the sea for a long time in sleep mode and on day X get into a combat situation creating discomfort for this naval base of the Russian Navy
    1. Bath
      Bath 12 June 2016 11: 59
      0
      I also thought about it and wrote welcome comrade wink
  11. BOB044
    BOB044 12 June 2016 08: 45
    +1

    US strategic bomber B-52 participated in exercises on the production of anti-ship mines a few dozen kilometers from the base of the Baltic Fleet of the Russian Navy
    We need to make sure that on B-52 radars they understand what happened to them too. What happened to the destroyer Donald Cook in the Black Sea when our Bastions took him in sight. That is not all so easy and simple for them.
  12. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 12 June 2016 08: 47
    +2
    From a commentary on the progress of the exercises of the US naval command in Europe:
    Combining forces from different countries for joint exercises demonstrates how our alliance and its partners are ready to solve any unforeseen tasks.

    They had an unexpected task only in Finland. And the way they "coped" with it perfectly shows the real combat value of these "warriors".
    Clowns overgrown
  13. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 12 June 2016 08: 50
    +6
    Photos of the American strategic bomber Boeing B-52H Stratofortress, which made a flight over the Baltic Sea on June 9, 2016 during the ongoing NATO exercises BALTOPS 2016 and Saber Strike, in an escort of 12 tactical fighters of four states - two Eurofighter Typhoon fighters of the German Air Force, two Lockheed Martin fighters Polish Air Force F-16C / D Fighting Falcon, four Lockheed Martin Fighter F-16C / US Air Force Fighting Falcon Falcon and four Swedish Air Force Saab JAS-39C / D.http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1956209.html
    If only they could roll a barrel over all of them and shoot unprofessionally in one gulp at the anti-aircraft missile regiment. Isn't that right?
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 12 June 2016 10: 21
      -6
      Escort fighters can intercept air defense missiles.
      1. behemot
        behemot 12 June 2016 11: 29
        +1
        fighters are also a great target for air defense
      2. Bongo
        Bongo 12 June 2016 11: 38
        +6
        Quote: Vadim237
        Escort fighters can intercept air defense missiles.

        How? Are aviation SDs capable of intercepting missiles flying at a speed of 2000 m / s? wassat
  14. Bort radist
    Bort radist 12 June 2016 09: 02
    +2
    To protect their coast, they mine and defend their air defense system at their borders to intercept aggressive actions. Ears stick out longer. Tax the bear in its own den. Peacemaking damn it.
  15. sergey2017
    sergey2017 12 June 2016 09: 02
    +4
    Quote: Observer 33
    Quote: siberalt
    Can we also conduct exercises on US mining of landmines 40 miles from their coast? laughing

    It was necessary to conduct exercises on interception in the air, and mine clearance at sea ...

    It is not clear why our fighters did not accompany, or at least indicated their presence? Two American strategic B-52 bombers were approaching the borders of the Russian Federation! Put anti-ship mines in the Baltic! Russian Defense Ministry is silent!
    1. Bort radist
      Bort radist 12 June 2016 17: 49
      0
      Quote: sergey2017
      It is not clear why our fighters did not accompany, or at least indicated their presence? Two American strategic B-52 bombers were approaching the borders of the Russian Federation!

      Eh, why bother our "scanners".
  16. PValery53
    PValery53 12 June 2016 09: 13
    +2
    Scattering mines around Norfolk would be an adequate "courtesy" visit to the striped ones. Reciprocity is always held in high esteem.
  17. evge-malyshev
    evge-malyshev 12 June 2016 09: 15
    +1
    And Vaska listens and eats. Apparently, until under ... he won’t get a kick, he will accuse him.
  18. Stinger
    Stinger 12 June 2016 09: 20
    -1
    The gas pipeline must be mined. Pre-stock up on firewood at a reasonable American price.
  19. sabakina
    sabakina 12 June 2016 09: 27
    +2
    Why did they bet from the strategist? Do they have normal mine planners? This is the first thing. Secondly, I wouldn't be surprised if they "lose" a few of them while collecting mines. Well, like "fell through the bottom."
    1. Flinky
      Flinky 12 June 2016 12: 02
      0
      The first sensible comment in the whole stream of screeching.
  20. R-22
    R-22 12 June 2016 09: 42
    -4
    We have a super new minesweeper with a carbon fiber hull there, so if you try it out in clearing these training mines, arrange exercises
    1. ilya_oz
      ilya_oz 12 June 2016 09: 57
      0
      One new minesweeper undergoing testing is certainly strength.
  21. firefighter
    firefighter 12 June 2016 09: 43
    +1
    Well, then when will we start mining somewhere closer to California ??? I look forward to it. Now the howl would rise.
  22. Sergey333
    Sergey333 12 June 2016 10: 13
    +1
    They are preparing to cut Kaliningrad from Russia, hoping that the current leadership of Russia will not have enough willpower to respond to the onset of aggression in Kaliningrad. It is necessary to create a good shock fist there, so that it would be disastrous.
  23. behemot
    behemot 12 June 2016 11: 31
    +1
    it is necessary to send minesweepers there, maybe something interesting.
  24. dzerzhinsky
    dzerzhinsky 12 June 2016 13: 47
    +1
    US strategic bomber B-52 participated in exercises on the production of anti-ship mines a few dozen kilometers from the base of the Baltic Fleet of the Russian Navy

    NATO forgot to announce that these exercises were not directed against Russia, but against the threat posed by such powerful military powers as Iran and North Korea.
  25. Sagittarius YaNAO
    Sagittarius YaNAO 12 June 2016 14: 56
    +1
    And what we do not have SUCH reb so that all lose each other?
  26. 31rus2
    31rus2 12 June 2016 17: 13
    0
    Dear, everything is fine, there is no need for sudden movements, what is demonstratively, this is how the Americans are fighting, the information itself says that everything is getting better, but what will be "corked" in the event of a war is obvious
  27. Ros 56
    Ros 56 12 June 2016 17: 49
    0
    Of course, we can say and write whatever we want, but serious decisions are made by the General Staff and the Commander-in-Chief. And their decisions, in turn, depend on their political position. And their political position is determined by a number of factors about which we have no idea. But we can roughly determine this not by their words, but by their deeds, well, by the standard of living of the majority of the population and by the reaction to aggression towards us by our "partners" such as the United States and Europe. I personally think so.