US Air Force went on a very symbolic step. The concept of applying bomber B-52H Stratofortress completely revised. From the arsenal of the "strategy" is now removed svobodnopadayuschie thermonuclear bomb. Instead, the veteran will be only "air-land" cruise missiles ALCM. This event can be considered a sign of the US nuclear triad crisis, the effectiveness of one of the components which is recognized somnitelnoy.Pentagon, finally, He acknowledged the obvious. B-52H Stratofortress created for war with the USSR sample 1948 of the year, but against the enemy in the face of modern Russia the old methods already do not work. In those years, "flying fortresses" were to fly across the ocean and to drop nuclear bombs on the territory of the Soviet Union, after return home safely. Bombers were designed to maximize the long-range flight at high altitude. From fighter attacks, they were protected by four machine guns, subsequently replaced by automatic gun.
"Strategies" were strong aircraft and several upgrades have survived to the present day. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, they had pobombit Vietnam and the Middle East, true, without the use of nuclear arsenal. However, against the enemy, has a modern air defense / missile defense system, their application would be akin samoubiystvu.Deystvitelno, fly up to some major Russian cities and to lose him a nuclear bomb on a parachute, then to quietly fly away from the discharge point, simply impossible. B-52H Stratofortress perfectly visible on radar systems S-300 and S-400, and achievable for their anti-aircraft missiles. Reviewing the application of the concept of "Stratospheric fortress" is only podtverzhdaet.Tem least, the use of free-fall parachute to the US nuclear bombs are not going to give up. Currently, the Pentagon is working on a modification of their B-61 – V61-12, that autonomously plan, podrulivaya, if needed many kilometers, being dropped from a great height. On that same count in Washington?According to the plans of the White House, nuclear bombs of the 12th generation to appear in Europe: FRG, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands and Turkey. As the carriers are assumed to F-15 and F-16, the latest F-35, as well as fighter-bombers "Tornado" the Air Force in Germany and the UK. Besides, thermonuclear bomb can appear on airplanes equipped with technology "stealth» B-2, B-1 Lancer, as well as the promising strategic heavy bomber B-21 Raider. Against whom they may be used, It does not require a separate explanation. All these impressive appearance and value of the masterpieces of the American aircraft industry are the result of the arms race with the Russian S-300 systems, C-400 and C-500 promising. But there is good news. Thanks to the development of national missile defense / missile defense system, these aircraft with the technology of "stealth" are not so "invisible". So, the-horizon radar long-range observation, "Voronezh" will see not only the enemy launched missiles, but its aviation. 29B6-horizon "container" is an even bigger field of view and is able to conduct at the same time thousands of flying objects. One such station is already in the western direction, soon the same will cover Russia from east, south and northwest. The presence of these technologies in the Defense Ministry makes extremely costly US "stealth" -bombardirovschiki in wonder, more suitable for the development corporations of the military budget.
Author: Sergey Marzhetsky