Six B-52 strategic bombers flew to the Middle East


Instead of trying to reduce tension in relations with Tehran after the assassination of General Kassem Suleimani, Washington is going to further aggravate the situation in the Middle East region.


The American publication The Wall Street Journal, citing sources in the military department, reports that the Pentagon plans to strengthen the US contingent in the Middle East by sending 200 troops and six B-52 bombers there.

Six B-52 strategic bombers flew to the Middle East

Military personnel will be relocated from Italy, and bombers from the Barksdale air base in Louisiana.

At the same time, the personnel will be used to strengthen the protection of the American embassy in Beirut, and the island of Diego Garcia, which is considered the overseas territory of Great Britain in the Indian Ocean, is chosen as the base for the aircraft.


This choice is due to the fact that the range of Iranian missiles does not allow them to reach the island. However, according to experts, if Iran’s air defense is not suppressed in the event of a conflict, the Americans are unlikely to be able to use the bombers for their intended purpose.

The editors note that after the planned strengthening, the total number of American troops in the region will reach 80 thousand people.

Recall that earlier we wrote that Trump announced his intention to strike at 52 targets in Iran, including cultural and historical monuments.
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  1. Arkharov Offline
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 7 January 2020 13: 02
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    After ongoing threats, you can probably understand such transfers. There will be no excess in such a situation. And 200 troops, this, of course, is very cool.
    1. Kristallovich Online
      Kristallovich (Ruslan) 7 January 2020 14: 07
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      The total number of US troops in the Middle East has exceeded 80 thousand people.
      1. Arkharov Offline
        Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 7 January 2020 14: 58
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        Kristallovich
        Something will be a little.
        1. businessv Offline
          businessv (Vadim) 7 January 2020 21: 45
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          Quote: Arkharov
          Something will be a little.

          80000 - not enough, but how much will be normal? Tell us wretched! repeat Although probably not worth it - you didn’t scribble this stupid thing, did you? smile
  2. Nick Offline
    Nick (Nikolai) 7 January 2020 14: 10
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    Dumbheads do not understand that their every missile launched in the BV makes Americans a target for Islamists around the world.
  3. Alexzn Offline
    Alexzn (Alexander) 7 January 2020 14: 49
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    Interesting article.

    Instead of trying to reduce tension in relations with Tehran after the assassination of General Kassem Suleymani ...

    And why is it necessary to reduce the voltage, and not raise it? People of Suleimani level are not eliminated in the expectation of a degree reduction!

    ... if Iran’s air defense is not suppressed in the event of a conflict, the Americans are unlikely to be able to use the bombers for their intended purpose ...

    It’s strange. It seemed to me that the B-52 possesses missiles that it can attack without entering the air defense work zone, for which he is a strategist. And where is it from - if?
    1. Arkharov Offline
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 7 January 2020 14: 57
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      Alexzn
      There is not only a B-52 strategist, but each author of a meaningless article and a commentator imagining himself a geopolitician.
      1. commbatant Offline
        commbatant (Sergei) 8 January 2020 02: 48
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        Quote: Arkharov
        There is not only a B-52 strategist, but each author of a meaningless article and a commentator imagining himself a geopolitician.

        Be simpler to commentators, and forum users will reach for you ...
        1. Arkharov Offline
          Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 8 January 2020 09: 06
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          commbatant
          Why do I need this?
    2. commbatant Offline
      commbatant (Sergei) 8 January 2020 02: 44
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      Quote: AlexZN
      It seemed to me that the B-52 possesses missiles that it can attack without entering the air defense work zone, for which he is a strategist. And where is it from - if?

      It seemed right. The preparation of American empirialism for war throughout the world is bearing its deadly fruits ....

      The bomber is equipped with protection against enemy interceptors and anti-aircraft missiles. Until the early nineties, all B-52Hs were equipped with feed systems with 20 mm M61 automatic guns. In the future, such equipment was abandoned in favor of other means of protection. Currently, self-defense is carried out only at the expense of electronic warfare. It is planned to upgrade this equipment, aimed at obtaining characteristics that meet the requirements of the time.
      In service there are several modifications of the AGM-86 ALCM / CALCM cruise missile. Such missiles are capable of flying at a range of 1,2-2,4 thousand km and carry a conventional or thermonuclear warhead - depending on version. In the cargo compartment can be installed 12 missiles AGM-158A / B JASSM / JASSM-ER. Using satellite navigation and an infrared homing head, such missiles deliver a penetrating high-explosive warhead to a range of 360 (JASSM) or 980 (JASSM-ER) kilometers.
      The U.S. Air Force currently serves 70 such aircraft; a significant amount of equipment is in storage[i] [/ i] and may be returned to service after repair and modernization.

      B-52H is not without flaws, and this circumstance should be used to your advantage. First of all, it should be noted that this aircraft was developed before the emergence and spread of stealth technologies, which affects its visibility. According to various sources, the effective dispersion area of ​​such an aircraft reaches 100 sq.m. It means that any modern radar will notice such a bomber at its maximum range

      You can consider the situation with a hypothetical confrontation between the B-52H bomber and the S-400 air defense system. With the help of the 91N6E early warning radar, an air defense system can detect a very noticeable target at a distance of 570 km. Starting from a range of 400-380 km, the anti-aircraft complex can use a 40N6E missile to attack an identified target. The rapprochement of the aircraft and the rocket will last about 5 minutes. If the launch of a missile for any reason did not end with the defeat of the target, the SAM has enough time for a second attack, including using other missiles.

      The B-52H aircraft with modern JASSM and CALCM cruise missiles pose a great threat.

      Tips for third countries
      First of all, it is necessary to develop its own air defense system. Ground-based radars and long-range radar patrol aircraft are needed that can monitor the situation not only near borders, but also in remote hazardous areas. All this will allow timely detection of flying aircraft and their ammunition. Also necessary modern layered air defense system, including fighter-interceptors and anti-aircraft missile systems. It will be able to cover a wide range of ranges and intercept targets at distances of hundreds of kilometers. All air defense components must be resistant to the effects of enemy electronic warfare and have the ability to detect stealth aircraft.

      https://topwar.ru/155966-chem-opasen-b-52h-i-kak-s-nim-borotsja.html
  4. I would advise comrade Putin to drop a couple of S-400 divisions with RUSSIAN crews into Persia! It’s necessary to train combat crews to really shoot down Amer’s bombers! We will avenge the sanctions and megatons of slop that they pour on Russia!
    1. isofat Offline
      isofat (Sergei) 8 January 2020 00: 07
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      And I would advise Iran to ask Venezuela for a place to build its bases. Do it officially and openly, i.e. defiantly. How do you like my joke idea, comrade Robot BoBot?
      1. commbatant Offline
        commbatant (Sergei) 8 January 2020 03: 30
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        Quote: isofat
        And I would advise Iran to ask Venezuela for a place to build its bases. Do it officially and openly, i.e. defiantly. How do you like my joke idea, comrade Robot BoBot?

        Not really a joke if the WB will belong to the PLA ...
      2. And what is acceptable!
    2. commbatant Offline
      commbatant (Sergei) 8 January 2020 03: 31
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      Quote: BoBot Robot - Free Thinking Machine
      I would advise comrade Putin to drop a couple of S-400 divisions with RUSSIAN crews into Persia! It’s necessary to train combat crews to really shoot down Amer’s bombers! We will avenge the sanctions and megatons of slop that they pour on Russia!

      As I understand it, you yourself will not enter the crew?
      1. Arkharov Offline
        Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 8 January 2020 09: 08
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        He will be there instead of artificial intelligence. That's why he is a robot. True, inferior intelligence.
        1. My intellect, okay!
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      3. They don’t call something, otherwise they would be happy - for the money, of course!
  5. Ahmed Markhud Offline
    Ahmed Markhud (Ahmed Makhhud) 8 January 2020 15: 20
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    These bombers were an excellent target in Vietnam. Scrap from these machines is still found in the jungle of this country.
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