– On the background of the active phase of Russian-Belarusian exercises “West-2017” strategic bomber USAF B-52H, can carry nuclear weapons, Monday took off from the British base Fairford, taking a course on the Baltic sea, reported Western aircraft sites.
About the route of the flight of American bomber with the call sign BUFF02, unknown.
As reported, on Thursday, the first day of the exercise “West-2017” in the UK was transferred three American strategic bomber B-52H from the composition of the 307-th wing, stationed at Barksdale air force base (Louisiana).
Before their arrival in England, in Europe, there were already two American strategic bomber B-1B and B-52H.
Exercises “West-2017” held from 14 to 20 September on the ground in Belarus and in Russia – in the Kaliningrad, Leningrad and Pskov regions.
The Russian military said that the nature of the exercises – military and anti-terrorism. Maneuvers attracted almost 13 thousand servicemen from Russia to Belarus tossed about 3 thousand, reported in the defense Ministry.
The first stage of the exercise took place from 14 to 16 September. The second started on Sunday and will last until September 20. It will be devoted to the reflection of aggression against the Union state.