NATO forces have begun exercises on nuclear deterrence in Europe, which will last until 30 October. The alliance emphasizes that the exercises are “routine” and are not connected with “any current world events.” About it reported NATO press office.
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NATO air forces will test nuclear deterrence capabilities with dozens of aircraft in northwestern Europe.
14 countries and up to 60 aircraft of various types are participating in the Steadfast Noon exercise. U.S. B-52 strategic bombers will also take part, flying from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota this year.
Training flights will take place over Belgium, which is hosting the exercises, as well as over the North Sea and the UK.
“These exercises help ensure the safety, reliability and effectiveness of the Alliance’s nuclear deterrent,” Alliance spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said in a statement.
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