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Three Northrop B-2 Bombers Travel to Indian Ocean Hub for Training

Northrop-Grumman-B-2-aircraftThree Northrop Grumman-built B-2 bombers for the U.S. Air Force have deployed to Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia for training purposes with other partner air forces, Air Force Times reported Wednesday.

Oriana Pawlyk writes the U.S. Strategic Command sent the B-2 Spirits from Whiteman Air Force Base as part of a routine deployment in the Asia and European theaters and conducted the largest scale training exercises since 2010.

Navy Adm. Cecil Haney, Stratcom commander, said in the report that these flights aim to address readiness in case of a need for strategic attack and is a step towards the unit’s goal of security and stability.

U.S. aircraft carrier John C. Stennis, two destroyers, two cruisers and the 7th Fleet flagship were also placed near the area to address heightened issues over the South China sea dispute, the report said.

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