The Pentagon sent a South American airbase «Andersen» in English peninsula Guam Indian Ocean two strategic stealth bomber B-2.
In an official statement the BBC states that these aircraft from the airbase «Whiteman» (Missouri), where based 509 th Bombardment Wing, will be «temporarily» located on Guam in late January «educational purposes.»
«This arrangement will allow our pilots to be trained in the use of B-2 capabilities for applying strategic precision strikes anywhere in the world,» — said in a statement. With all this emphasizes that U.S. strategic aviation forces based in Guam in 2004, «promoting security and stability» in the region.
Plans for temporary placement in the «educational purposes» B-2 bombers on a number of forward bases abroad Pentagon was announced in November last year.
Currently, at the airbase, «Andersen» on the peninsula on an ongoing basis Guam placed strategic bombers B-52 and B-1B. All 6 available at the base of the B-2 stealth were withdrawn from there in 2010.
B-2 strategic bombers are the only ones that can carry heavy-duty 13.6-ton bunker busters GBU-57 / B (Massive Ordnance Penetrator). These bombs can kill occurring at great depths fortified underground facilities on a terrain of Iran, where, according to the West, can be developed nuclear weapons.
U.S. Air Force also reported that the Australian air base in Darwin, located in the north of the country, the South American strategic bomber arrived B-52 and tanker aircraft KC-135, based on Guam.
This is the first visit of the aircraft of the Strategic Air Command U.S. Air Force after November 2011, the United States and Australia have gained the ability to temporary arrangements for rotational deployment of U.S. troops on the Australian countryside, also the first since 2010, when the B-52 was the last time to land in Australia.
According to the U.S. Air Force, the South American aircraft hold joint exercises with the Australian Air Force. On the way back to the air base, «Andersen» in Guam South American planes bombing conduct training over the Australian landfill Delamere also get active in the operation of fueling strategic bombers in the air.