Plan to deploy six nuclear-capable strategic bombers in northern Australia
ABC reported on the 31st that the U.S. plans to deploy strategic bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons in northern Australia, where military tensions with China are rising.
Citing sources familiar with the situation, the media reported that up to six strategic bombers will be deployed at the Australian Air Force’s Tindall base, about 300 kilometers south of Darwin, Australia.
According to sources, the U.S. plans to overhaul the B52 bomber’s exclusive facilities inside Tindall Air Force Base.
ABC introduced that the U.S. has prepared a detailed plan for the B52 mooring, a maintenance window adjacent to the “flight squadron operation facility” used during the dry season in Northern Territory, Australia.
The U.S. Air Force reportedly explained that the presence of long-range bombers in Australia sends a strong message to hostile forces (China) about their ability to project air power.
In a related development, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Li-jian protested at a regular press conference on the 31st that cooperation in defense and security between countries should not be targeted by third countries.
“Related actions by the U.S. are likely to raise regional tensions, significantly undermine peace and stability in the region, and cause regional arms race,” Zhaolizen warned．