Against backdrop of uncertainty, US B-52 bombers deploy to Europe

Updated 7:15 PM EDT, Thu June 1, 2017
01:23 - Source: CNN
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The nuclear-capable B-52 Stratofortress will take part in a series of joint exercises

The 185,000-pound B-52 is one of the oldest active aircraft in the US Air Force

Washington CNN —  

The US Air Force is deploying long-range B-52 bombers and 800 airmen to the United Kingdom in support of joint exercises with NATO allies and partners taking place across Europe in June.

The nuclear-capable B-52 Stratofortress will take part in a series of joint exercises that primarily take place on Russia’s doorstep – specifically in the Baltic Sea, the Arctic and along Russia’s border with several NATO partners.