On Thursday, June 18, two B-2A Spirit strategic invisible bomber from the 509th BW wing (509 BW), flying from its airbase in Whiteman, Missouri, performed a flight, as was officially announced by the US Air Force in Europe and Africa (USAFE), “beyond the Arctic Circle”, in fact – in the Russian Arctic.
What did they forget this time? Yes, nothing new – once again, American strategic aviation off the Russian coast practiced launching a missile attack on military and civilian targets on the territory of Russia – the Northern Fleet bases and oil and gas producing regions, the defeat of which could become a critical event for the country. Despite the fact that the recently published “foundations of the Russian policy in the field of nuclear deterrence” directly indicate that in the event of a similar situation, even if the strike on the territory of Russia would be delivered by non-nuclear means, our country reserves the right to respond with a full-fledged strike with limited or large-scale use of their nuclear weapons.
Nevertheless, two “Invisibles” reached the lines of the launch of cruise missiles, estimated at the bases of the Northern Fleet. Moreover, the strategic bombers operated under the control of the combat control system deployed here in advance at E-6B Mercury air command posts, which indicates the development of all elements of the air operation that could result in the destruction of Russian military bases.
The USAFE also said that at one of the stages of the flight, the US strategic bombers were accompanied by the Norwegian Air Force F-35A fighters, which indicates the proximity of their flight from the mainland of Europe.
Later, taking off from the Eielson airbase, located in Alaska, two B-52H Stratofortress strategic bombers from the second bomber air wing (2BW, which is based on the Barksdale airbase in Louisiana) made a flight to the Sea of Okhotsk, passing at least 300 kilometers from the Russian base of the nuclear fleet in Kamchatka. Of course, the same as the “invisible”, going to the lines of launching their cruise missiles. Previously, the V-1B Lancer strategic bombers were flying along this route, which also worked out a missile strike at the Russian naval base in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
However, in this case, the US strategic bombers B-52H Stratofortress were intercepted by Russian fighters, who, having indicated their presence, as is customary to say in such cases, “did not allow the violation of the state border of Russia by foreign aircraft.” Ostroslov already call these systematic flights “courtesy visits”, noting that such “politeness” only leads to tension in relations between the two countries and cannot add confidence to the political interaction between Russia and the United States.
In fairness, it should be noted that Russia is taking an adequate response. In particular, the other day, four Tu-95MS strategic missile carriers from Russian long-range air forces performed a flight over the waters of the Chukchi, Bering and Okhotsk Seas, as well as over the northern part of the Pacific Ocean. Flights were operated from Ukrainka airfields in the Amur Region and Coal Mines in Chukotka. The duration of flights, according to the press service of the Ministry of Defense, amounted to about 11 hours. As they approached Alaska, Russian strategic missile carriers were met by US Air Force F-22 fighters.
Some experts believe that missile defense elements may be targets for Russian missile carriers in Alaska, which provide missile defense cover for the continental United States from the northernmost dangerous direction for them. Being actually a key object in the United States missile defense, the Fort Greely missile defense base, according to a recent statement by US President Donald Trump, has 44 deployed missile defense and plans to expand the base and number of missile defense assets. It is believed that the defeat of this object “will open the way” in the United States for the Russian Strategic Missile Forces.
In general, the coronavirus pandemic, the global economic crisis, and internal unrest, contrary to logic, for some reason do not bring the US to a state of “rest”, but only increase their military activity, which they demonstrate in almost all corners of the world. This energy and in a peaceful direction … would.