An exercise of NATO’s nuclear forces begins today and will continue until October 30, the alliance announced, BTA reported.
The exercise is regular, takes place every year, and has no direct connection with the events surrounding the war in Ukraine,
specified last week by the secretary general of the pact, Jens Stoltenberg.
The host country this year will be Belgium, and 60 aircraft from 14 countries will participate in the joint action.
Fourth and fifth-generation fighter jets, B-52 bombers, and tanker aircraft will be involved. Only mock-ups of nuclear weapons will be used in the exercise, NATO explains.
It is planned to operate flights over Belgium, the North Sea, and Great Britain from a base located in the vicinity of Brussels. The purpose of the exercise is to test the readiness of the nuclear forces for deterrence.