00:51 GMT14 August 2020
Listen Live
    Military & Intelligence
    Get short URL

    Earlier, the US military announced that B-52 Stratofortress nuclear-capable strategic bombers would be deployed to the Middle East.

    US Air Force's Central Command released photos showing bombers arrived at Al Udeid US Air Base in Qatar.

    READ MORE: Two US B-52 Bombers Train with Japan Air Forces Over East China Sea

    However, the US Air Force did not specify where other bombers have landed; only saying that they'd landed in "southwest Asia".

    Earlier, the Pentagon released a video showing four nuclear-capable B-52 bombers taking off for the Middle East.

    On Sunday, National Security Adviser John Bolton announced the deployment of the USS Abraham Lincoln and a bomber task force to the US Central Command region, intended to send a message to Iran.

    In turn, Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC)'s spokesman Keivan Khosravi, following the deployment announcement, argued that the US move was a mere attempt at "psychological warfare".

    According to Boeing, the B-52 Stratofortress has been flying for nearly 65 years. The eight-engine, 390,000-pound (176,901-kilogram) jet was the first US long-range, swept-wing heavy bomber. The last of the 744 B-52s were produced in 1962.


    Taliban Claims It Shot Down US B-52 Bomber in Afghanistan - Reports
    Russian Su-27 Escorted US B-52 Bombers Over Baltic Sea Twice Over 24 Hours: MoD
    WATCH Russian Fighters Force US B-52 Bombers to Change Course Over Baltic Sea
    bombers, Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, United States, Qatar
    Community standardsDiscussion