Source: Ryan Saavedra
The Trump administration is deploying multiple heavy bombers to a military base approximately 2,000 miles south of Iran as tensions to continue to rise in the region after the U.S. military terminated Iranian terrorist Qassem Soleimani last week.
“The U.S. Air Force is deploying six B-52 bombers to Diego Garcia, an island base in the Indian Ocean,” Fox News reported. “The move … was the latest in efforts by U.S. military officials to bolster resources near the Middle East after the Iraqi Shia militia Kataib Hezbollah hinted at possible retaliatory attacks to avenge Soleimani’s death.”
The B-52 is one of the deadliest bombers in the world as it has a range of nearly 9,000 miles and can deliver up to 70,000 lbs. of a wide variety of ordnance — bombs, smart weapons, mines, and missiles — at an elevation of 50,000 feet while traveling at 650 mph.