Monday, May 13, 2024

US Air Force heavy bomber lands in Poland amid Russia’s war against Ukraine

The Polish Minister of Defence, Mariusz Błaszczak, reported that U.S. Air Force B-52H heavy bomber aircraft landed in Poland amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“A B-52 bomber has arrived in Poland today. Our interoperability and capabilities to defend NATO’s eastern flank are growing,” Błaszczak said at Twitter.

He also added that Polish-American cooperation is getting closer.


B-52, also called Stratofortress, U.S. long-range heavy bomber, designed by the Boeing Company in 1948, first flown in 1952, and first delivered for military service in 1955.

The appearance of the B-52 in Poland poses a real threat to Russia, this type of heavy bomber can carry nuclear or precision-guided conventional ordnance with worldwide precision navigation capability. In a conventional conflict, the B-52 can perform strategic attack, close-air support, air interdiction, offensive counter-air and maritime operations.

The bomber is capable of flying at high subsonic speeds at altitudes up to 50,000 feet.

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Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense advisor, and a consultant. His background as a defense advisor and consultant adds a unique perspective to his journalistic endeavors, ensuring that his reporting is well-informed and authoritative. read more