B-52s play major role dropping mines during Baltops 2016 exercise

Stratofortress bombers pivotal in the exercises underway across central and eastern Europe.

The three B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers deployed from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, to RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, are playing a major role in U.S. European Command (EUCOM)’s exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 16. The long-range heavy bombers, a frequent presence in the Old Continent considered that B-52s from Barksdale AFB have deployed to Morón Air Base, Spain, in February and March 2016, have conducted ...

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David Cenciotti is a freelance journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written four books.