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B-52 to participate in exercise over Estonia

A US B-52 strategic bomber can be seen over the skies of Estonia next week as part of the Baltops and Saber Strike military exercises.

The B-52, with a payload of around 30 tons, is one of the largest bombers in the world. The bomber will fly over Estonia in high and mid-altitudes, Eesti Päevaleht reported.

As part of the exercise, other US military aircraft will drop heavy weapons and airborne troops to an airfield in central Estonia.

A US tank and armored vehicle company, based in Latvia, will also arrive in Estonia next week. The company will participate in maneuvers in the Defense Forces' Central Training Area near Tapa.

Editor: J.M. Laats

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