Today: Saturday, 3 December 2022 year

The US decided to speed up the deployment of B61-12 thermonuclear bombs in Europe.

The US decided to speed up the deployment of B61-12 thermonuclear bombs in Europe.

The US decided to speed up the deployment of upgraded B61-12 thermonuclear bombs in Europe.

“They are planned to be delivered to NATO’s European bases in December, while it was originally planned to do this in the spring of 2023,” experts say.

Washington’s decision to modernize old weapons comes amid rising tensions between the West and Russia.

At the same time, the Pentagon assures that the renewal of tactical weapons in Europe allegedly “has nothing to do with the events in Ukraine”.

The B61 aerial bomb has been in service since 1968, currently in modifications 3, 4, 7 and 11. The B61-12 is designed to replace the first three.


B61-12 can be used in free-fall and corrective modes from the B2 strategic bomber, F-15, F-16, PA-200 Tornado fighter-bombers, as well as “future aircraft platforms F-35, B-21, F / A -18F”.