US plans to deploy up to 6 B-52 strategic bombers in Australia

US Air Force Boeing B-52H Stratofortress strategic bomber

US Air Force Boeing B-52H Stratofortress strategic bomber

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Washington is preparing to deploy up to six B-52 bombers in Australia that are capable of carrying nuclear weapons. About this on Monday, October 31, informs ABC channel.

According to media reports, for this, the United States is going to build facilities at the Tyndall airbase, located south of the city of Darwin. It is noted that the United States has already developed detailed plans for a “squadron operations center” that they intend to use in the Northern Territory of Australia.

“The ability to deploy US Air Force bombers in Australia sends a strong message to adversaries about our ability to project deadly aircraft,” the US Air Force said.

According to Becky Wasser of the Center for a New American Security, the presence of bombers with the potential to “attack mainland China” would be an important signal to Beijing about its possible actions against Taiwan.

Tyndall base expansion is estimated to cost $100 million. The US Air Force added that the base will be completed by the end of 2026.

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