Overview of NATO's response to the rising tensions between Ukraine and Russia

Since Tensions have been rising since November last year, NATO members have been placing assets in various locations to augment a defensive response to a potential invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Key. Aero has put together all the known movements by the alliance in to one place.

Minot B-52Hs arrive at Fairford

US Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers arrived in the UK on February 10 at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, as part of a long-planned, although previously unannounced, three-week Bomber Task Force deployment. A total of four B-52s hit uk soil, they comprised serial numbers 61-0003 ‘MT’/‘Old Ironside III’ (callsign ‘Hate 11’), 61-0018 ‘MT’/‘Night Train’ (‘Hate 12’), 60-0044 ‘MT’/‘Excalibur’ (‘Hate 13’) and 61-0039 ‘MT’/‘The Warrior’ (‘Hate 14’), all from the 5th Bomb Wing’s 69th Bomb Squadron ‘Knighthawks’ at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota.

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