MOSCOW – Published on: Mar 16, 2019 @ 19:32 – Two US strategic bomber B-52H Stratofortresses have, earlier today, arrived at Fairford Air Force Base in the UK. Aircraft DRYER91 and DRYER92 took off from Barksdale air base in Louisiana and landed in the morning at a British airfield, according to the data from the following source:
In addition, three more American B-52 bomber with the callsign STRAY81, STRAY82, STRAY83 and one B-52H with the call sign CLIP91 were transferred to the UK in the last two days. Thus, according to the information of the source, the USA transferred six nuclear bombers to Fairford. This should raise some concerns.
Incident in the Baltic Sea
On the eve of the strategic bomber B-52H Stratofortress was seen near the Russian border over the Baltic near the Kaliningrad region. According to air traffic control resources, the aircraft performed mock run of a bombing of the Russian fleet.
The Defense Ministry reported that the B-52 flew over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea, not approaching less than 150 kilometers to the Russian border, and turned around as soon as the Russian air defenses escorted them away.
The B-52 was produced in the period from 1952 to 1962 and was created as a strategic bomber capable of delivering two high-power thermonuclear bombs to any point of the USSR. Today, it remains the main aircraft of the long-range bomber aircraft of the US Air Force.