The United States is deploying B-1 bombers to Norway for the first time, to send a clear message to Russia: It is ready to defend its allies against any aggression by the Kremlin in a region of strategic importance, the Arctic. mentioned CNN, Stating that four bombers and about 200 soldiers transferred from the Dyess Air Force in Texas to the base in Orlando in Norway were involved. Within the next three weeks, missions will begin in the Arctic Circle and international space northwest of Russia.
Officials indicated that this shift in military means implied that the United States would be able to respond more quickly to potential Russian aggression. CNN.
In recent months, the Pentagon has used B-1-like bombers, B-52s, in the Middle East as a way to demonstrate the US ability to rapidly move military assets to potentially tense areas. Officials said these are missions that take weeks to plan, which means the deployment to Norway has been underway for some time.
On the other hand, the Ministry of Defense has received with great concern Russian military moves aimed at blocking potential access to the North Pole. He warned that “recent Russian investments in the Arctic include a network of attack aircraft and coastal missile systems.” Barbara BarrettSecretary of the Air Force during administration Trump card.
Barrett said the United States estimates that Russia sees maintaining its Arctic reach increasingly vital, with nearly 25 percent of its GDP coming from hydrocarbons north of the Arctic Circle.
Last month, a Russian fighter jet flew over the US Navy destroyer USS Donald Cook in the international waters of the Black Sea.