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    Three US B-52 strategic bombers and two B-2 stealth bombers are conducting exercises flying to the North and Baltic Seas.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Three US B-52 strategic bombers and two B-2 stealth bombers are conducting simultaneous, long-range flights to the North and Baltic Seas during POLAR ROAR exercises, the US Strategic Command announced in a press release Monday.

    "The bomber crews are strengthening their interoperability with key allies and partners by conducting intercept training with NORAD [North American Aerospace Defense Command]-assigned Canadian and US fighter aircraft and allies and partners in the European area of responsibility," the release said.

    During their mission, the bomber crews will also participate in inert weapon drops at the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, along the Gulf of Alaska.

    The Polar Roar exercise is intended to demonstrate the global-strike capability of the US bomber force in integrated exercises with allies.


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