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PostSubject: US deploys its nuclear-capable strategic bombers to Britain for the first time amid growing tensions with Russia   Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:38 pm

Article says ALL but the number mentioned is not that many, so the descriptor ALL is removed by me from the title.


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US deploys its nuclear-capable strategic bombers to Britain for the first time amid growing tensions with Russia


Source: Daily Mail


The US has deployed several nuclear-capable strategic bombers to Britain for the first time as tensions with Russia continue to grow.
Two B-2 stealth bombers, which cost more than half a billion each three B-52H Stratofortress aircraft and three B-1B Lancers are currently stationed at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire.
A spokesman for the base said the aircraft are being used 'in support of exercises BALTOPS (Baltic operations), Saber Strike and Arctic Challenge taking place in the U.S. European Command area of responsibility.'
Show of force: The B-1 Lancer (left), B-2 Spirit (centre) and B-52 Stratofortress (pictured right) together at RAF Fairford 
He told the Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: 'The deployment of strategic bombers strengthens the effectiveness of RAF Fairford as the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa’s forward operating bomber location' and the deployment of the bombers provide: 'important integration and interaction with our joint partners, UK and NATO allies.'
Despite their use solely being for exercise purposes currently, the aircraft are capable of delivering a nuclear strike and have been used in Iraq and Afghanistan in the past.

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