The skies above the Barents Sea were for hours literally crowded with NATO planes.
For the third time this autumn, U.S. strategic bombers were flying north of the Arctic Circle in Europe. This time, however, the planes went much deeper into international airspace near facilities of high importance for Russia’s military.
Operating from Fairford air base in Great Britain, the three B-52H Stratofortress “returned today from flights in the Barents Sea region of the Arctic Circle,” a short press release from U.S. Air Forces in Europe reads.
Asked to elaborate on the flight patterns, spokesperson 1st Lt Madeline Krpan doesn’t want to go in detail.
“For operational security reasons, we are not able to provide more specific details on the location of the mission flown,” she writes in a e-mail to the Barents Observer.
Several Russia web sites, like Operativnaya and Avia.Pro, though, write about the routing of the flights.
The planes were flying together up north along the coast of Norway before taking an eastern route into the Barents Sea from north of North Cape
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