Nov 3 2022
Video: Exercise Steadfast Noon concludes
Air forces from across NATO have exercised nuclear deterrence capabilities involving dozens of aircraft over north-western Europe. The exercise, which ran until 30 October, was a routine, recurring training activity and it is not linked to any current world events.
Exercise "Steadfast Noon" involved 14 countries and up to 60 aircraft of various types, including fourth and generation fighter jets, as well as surveillance and tanker aircraft. As in previous years, US B-52 long-range bombers took part; this year, they flew from Minot Air Base in North Dakota. Training flights took place over Belgium, which hosted the exercise, as well as over the North Sea and the United Kingdom.
No live weapons were used.