In the US state of Nevada, US Air Force F-15E fighters carried out a training bombing using unarmed nuclear bombs. This is reported by the American Air Force.
F-15E Strike Eagle with unarmed tactical bombs B61-3 and B61-4 for bombing launched from Nellis Air Base. The shells were dropped at the Tonopah test site in Nevada in early autumn, as indicated by the US military, to test the capabilities of the F-15E to deliver tactical nuclear weapons of the B61 series to the target.
The US National Nuclear Safety Administration reported yesterday that it is planned to start mass production of a new B61-12 tactical nuclear aerial bomb. It is planned to replace the outdated B61-3 and B61-4 already in 2022. The B61-12 is to be delivered to AMERICAN warehouses in the continental United States and Europe.
These bombs with a capacity of 0.3, 1.5, 10, or 50 kilotons, in particular, will be placed in underground warehouses at air bases in Germany, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, and Turkey.
Currently, according to experts and the media, there are from 100 to 150 nuclear bombs in the European theater of operations of the United States. All of them are designed to equip tactical fighter-bombers F-35A, F-15E, and F-16C/D, F/A-18, as well as Tornado of the US Air Force.