Pentagon withdraws B-52H Stratofortress strategic bombers from Europe

Pentagon withdraws B-52H Stratofortress strategic bombers from Europe

The Pentagon has withdrawn the B-52H Stratofortress strategic bombers from Europe. The planes were in the UK at the forward airbase of the European Union, they returned to their location after the completion of the Allied Sky mission.

Pentagon withdrew B-52H Stratofortress strategic bombers from Europe

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Six B-52H Stratofortress strategic bombers were deployed in the second half of August to Fairford Air Force Base in the UK for the Allied Sky global mission. As part of this event, the planes flew over all NATO member countries. According to the plan, the B-52s worked out interaction with the air forces of European states, completing a mission over Europe, including the western and southern borders of Russia, and approached the Crimea.

One B-52 flew over Ukraine, and it was accompanied by the C-27 and MiG-29 of the Ukrainian Air Force. According to the British media, at the same time bomber No. 60-0029, having completed its flight over the Baltic States, was returning to the base in Fairford. Then he had technical problems, because of which he circled for 1.5 hours above the airfield, producing fuel before the glide path and subsequent landing.

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