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Secret NATO military exercises, which take into account the scenario of nuclear war, started in Germany. This was reported by the newspaper Kronen Zeitung.
It is noted that the exercise Steadfast Noon (“Steadfast noon”) began this week. In their framework, the military of Germany and Italy practiced safe movement of nuclear weapons on the aircraft.
Military German air force deployed fighter aircraft of 33 squadron with fighter-bombers Panavia Tornado. They are deployed on the base near the village of büchel (Rhineland-Palatinate). According to the newspaper, there are up to 20 us nuclear warheads of the type B61.
According to military experts, regularly conducted maneuvers “Steadfast noon” includes practice for the safe transport of US nuclear weapons from underground reserves in the aircraft. However, during a training flight bombs are not used.
Earlier in October, it was reported that the US plans to spend in 2020, the largest since the cold war military exercises in Europe. According to Deutsche Welle, in Europe next year will be large-scale exercises of the United States “Defender-2020” (2020 Defender). In the Central role of Germany. Through this country the American division will have to perform a redeployment to Eastern Europe. The exercise will be attended by 20 thousand soldiers and officers of the United States.
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