There are signs that Russia is preparing a response to the deployment of B-1 "strategists" in Norway

In early February, two hundred United States Air Force personnel arrived at Erland Air Base in central Norway. According to the European Command of the Armed Forces, several strategic bombers B-1B Lancer are planned to relocate there soon.

Back in January, the Scramble Aviation Society in the Netherlands reported that four "strategists" were expected to be deployed to the Norwegian airbase from 7 to 20 February. Currently, Norwegian F-35A Lightning II fighters and Sea King Mk43B helicopters are located at Erland airbase, the length of the runway of the facility is 2714 meters.

At the same time, there were signs that Russia was preparing an adequate response to the deployment of the B-1B Lancer in Norway. Thus, an A-50U long-range radar detection and guidance aircraft (tail number 93966) arrived at the Olenya air base from Ivanovo.

Usually, such visits by AWACS aircraft indicate imminent flights of strategic aviation from the Engels airfield in the specified area. Moreover, it is likely that Tu-160 or Tu-95MS will be transferred to the Olenya airbase.

Olenya is an airbase of the Russian Navy, located on the Kola Peninsula 92 km south of Murmansk near Olenegorsk. Long-range supersonic Tu-22M3 bombers are deployed at the airbase. The Olenya air group is part of the structural unit of the 6950th air base in the city of Engels.
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  1. mark1 Online mark1
    mark1 8 February 2021 10: 54
    Moreover, it is likely that Tu-160 or Tu-95MS will be transferred to the Olenya airbase.

    What for? Norway to bomb with strategists? Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Chukotka - this is where Tu-160 should appear (or in the case of Cuba, Tu-22M3)
    1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
      Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 8 February 2021 11: 28
      You are partly right, but the Norwegians also need to make it clear that the US against the Russian Federation is a punishable case. The United States is ready to fight the Russian Federation until the last Norwegian, but are the Norwegians ready to die for the interests of the United States !? As for the aircraft, the Tu-22M3 is already there, and recently air refueling systems have been returned to them, so maybe they can cope there themselves, without the Tu-160 ...
  2. nehoroshih48 Offline nehoroshih48
    nehoroshih48 (alex) 8 February 2021 14: 36
    A pair of Tu-22M3 with X-32 missiles in Olenya will be enough to reason with the Scandinavians.
  3. Praskovya Offline Praskovya
    Praskovya (Praskovya) 8 February 2021 16: 47
    And we have Afrikanda village near Kandalaksha. There was such a large airfield for strategists and other aircraft. Everything was destroyed and abandoned. And now we just steam; What to do? What to do?
    1. igor.igorev Offline igor.igorev
      igor.igorev (Igor) 9 February 2021 19: 51
      Because he is not needed there at all. Therefore, they abandoned it.
  4. Art Deco Offline Art Deco
    Art Deco (Ar-Deko_) 9 February 2021 10: 48
    Apparently Lavrov is preparing to express concern. It is important.
  5. Captain stoner Offline Captain stoner
    Captain stoner (Captain Stoner) 9 February 2021 16: 47
    There are signs ... soon planned ... a transfer is expected ... they usually say ... moreover, there is a possibility ... will be transferred.

    I can suggest a very hot topic for discussion and comment:

    Before her death, my late grandmother, ninety-nine years old, said about her grand-niece that her son could write three or three with a pitchfork on the water
  6. yaelxninsh Offline yaelxninsh
    yaelxninsh (Janis Elksninsh) 13 February 2021 20: 39
    Closer to their borders.