The Pentagon has sent a U.S. airbase "Andersen" in the British island of Guam in the Indian Ocean two strategic stealth bomber B-2. The official statement of the Air Force stated that the aircraft from the air base, "Whiteman" (Missouri), which is based 509 bomber wing to be "temporarily" placed on Guam at the end of January "for training purposes". "This arrangement will allow our pilots to be trained in the use of capacity-2 Application of strategic precision strikes anywhere in the world," – said in a statement.
It is emphasized that the U.S. Strategic Air Force based in Guam in 2004, "contributing to security and stability" in the region.
Plans for temporary accommodation in the "educational purposes" B-2 for a number of forward bases abroad, the Pentagon announced in November last year.
Currently, at the airbase, "Andersen" in Guam on a regular basis are placed strategic bombers B-52 and B-1B. All six of the available based stealth B-2 were withdrawn from there in 2010. B-2 is the only strategic bombers, which can carry heavy-duty 13.6-ton bunker busters GBU-57 / B (Massive Ordnance Penetrator).
These bombs can destroy lying in deep water fortified underground facilities in Iran, where, according to the West, can be developed nuclear weapons. U.S. Air Force also reported that the Royal Australian Air Force Base in Darwin, located in the north of the country, came the American bomber B-52 and tanker aircraft KC-135, based on Guam.
This is the first visit of the aircraft of the Strategic Air Command of the U.S. Air Force after in November 2011, the United States and Australia have reached agreement on the possibility of a temporary rotational deployment of U.S. troops on Australian territory, and the first since 2010, when the B-52 for the last time to land in Australia, reports "Interfax".
According to the U.S. Air Force, U.S. planes to hold joint exercises with the Royal Australian Air Force. On the way back to the air base, "Andersen" in Guam, American planes will conduct training bombing of the Australian ground Delamere, and get active in the operation of fueling strategic bomber in the air.