B-2 Stealth Bomber Lands For The First Time On The European Mainland

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A B-2 Spirit bomber assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., quickly refueled at Orland Air Base in Norway on August 29, 2023. It’s one of three B-2s that are operating out of Keflavik Air Base in Iceland.  

Aviation24.be: B-2 “Spirit” stealth bomber for first time in European mainland  

An American Northrop B-2 Spirit bomber, capable of carrying nuclear weapons, has landed in Norway. This marks the first time the B-2 bomber has landed on mainland Europe. 

The landing is part of joint training exercises with Norwegian forces, including the F-35. The bomber landed at Ørland air station for refuelling and crew change as part of its mission to receive and support allied forces. The B-2 Spirit bomber rarely lands outside of the United States, with landings outside of the US occurring about once a year for training purposes.

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Update #1: B-2 Spirit Conducts Historic Hot Pit Refueling in Norway (US Air Force)

Update #2: At Russia’s Doorsteps, B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber Of US Air Force Performs Historic Hot Pit Refueling (EurAsian Times)  

WNU Editor: The view in Russia on this B-2 stealth bomber flying over the European mainland for the first time is that this is a message to Russia that the US is ready for nuclear war.