US bomber operates in SCS, Indian Ocean for Continuous Bomber Presence

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The United States Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber aircraft operated in South China Sea and Indian Ocean in support of US Indo-Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence operations, US Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) said.

The US PACAF said on September 23 a US Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber aircraft departed Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and participated in a routine training mission in the vicinity of the South China Sea and Indian Ocean.

It added that on September 25 a US B-52H Stratofortress Bomber departed Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and conducted routine training in the vicinity of the South China Sea.

“The bombers are assigned to the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron deployed to Guam,” US PACAF said. These missions were conducted in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence operations, which have been ongoing since March 2004.”

“These recent missions are consistent with international law and United States’ long-standing and well-known freedom of navigation policies,” it added.

Source: https://www.pacaf.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1646226/b-52-conduct-missions-over-the-south-china-sea-indian-ocean/