Saturday, April 28, 2018


American B-52Hs operating from Guam are operating near the South China Sea where Chinese forces are exercising near Taiwan. So many pretend targets to practice on.

The Chinese noted the American activity:

U.S. Air Force B-52 bombers have carried out training in the vicinity of the South China Sea and the southern Japanese island of Okinawa, the Air Force said on Friday, in what a Chinese newspaper linked to China's drills near Taiwan.

I don't know if the Chinese fleet is taking part in those drills. But if they are, the American bomber exercises would have a more realistic training opportunity with a lot of Chinese warships to practice on.

And if Chinese ships aren't involved, exercising with Chinese aircraft in the air is a good defensive exercise for protecting the bombers at their launch points.

The B-52H has anti-ship capabilities.