Radiation detector aircraft transferred to Europe from the USA

The United States sent a WC-135W Constant Phoenix to the UK. The main feature of this aircraft is the ability to detect radiation particles in the air.

Meanwhile, Constant Phoenix is ​​used very rarely in Europe. It was first brought to the continent in 1986 during the Chernobyl disaster in order to detect radiation particles in the sky over European countries, then the Phoenix Constant was seen in close proximity to Russian borders in 2017 and 2020.

At the moment, out of a dozen such aircraft, only two remain in service, and both are assigned to the 45th reconnaissance squadron of the US Air Force. WC-135Ws often fly to the Pacific region in order to record traces of radiation from possible North Korean "nuclear activities". The purpose of the current location of the "Phoenix Constants" in Europe remains unknown.

Previously, three Constant Phoenixes were converted into Boeing OC-135B observation aircraft and carried out their missions, guided by the articles of the Open Skies Treaty. This agreement was signed in 1992 and ratified in 2002 by the OSCE countries. The United States and Russia withdrew from the Treaty in 2020 and 2021, respectively, and Washington withdrew the Boeing OC-135B from Europe.
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  1. passing by Offline passing by
    passing by (passing by) 4 February 2022 10: 32
    you can guess why. Ukrainians with reactors are playing with a potbelly stove.
  2. gorskova.ir Offline gorskova.ir
    gorskova.ir (Irina Gorskova) 4 February 2022 11: 22
    Well, the offspring of the "white helmets" is involved. What you won’t do when all that remains is green papers to print. It's good that they buy them.
  3. Yuri 5347 Offline Yuri 5347
    Yuri 5347 (Yuri) 4 February 2022 11: 52
    ... or they are going to "detect" radiation from something, or blow up something dirty in Ukraine, mattress covers are impudent provocateurs.