Russian Tu-160 bombers conducted a scheduled flight over the waters of the Barents, Greenland and Norwegian Seas. Forbes believes it was to practice strikes on the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) base in Iceland.
“The part of the flight plan where the Tupolev’s were rushing toward Iceland was extremely interesting,” the author of the material noted, stressing that this particular model of aircraft has the characteristics for a successful attack on Iceland.
According to Forbes, NATO fighters and bombers placed on the island may pose a threat to the Russian bases and the Northern Fleet, which makes Iceland a more important target for Moscow.
Earlier, Popular Mechanics magazine noted that the B-21 Raider, a strategic, low-observable bomber invented in the United States, could become “the coolest in the world.” It is called “the killer of Russian S-400” and, according to the magazine, this aircraft will be able to carry conventional and nuclear weapons, such as Joint Directed Attack Munition (JDAM) and AGM-158 Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM), as well as nuclear bombs B83 and B61-12.