A B-2 Spirit bomber from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., conducted a historic hot pit refueling at Orland Air Base, Norway on Aug. 29, 2023.

The occasion marked the first time that the B-2 has landed in Norway, signaling the shared commitment between the USA and Norway to deter threats and strengthen the NATO Alliance, the 393rd Expeditionary Bomb squadron stated.


Hot pit refueling involves getting fuel to an aircraft immediately after landing and while one engine stays running, minimizing time spent on the ground.

The ability to hot pit refuel in strategic locations provides the USA and its allies the ability to increase combat air power over Europe.


The refueling exercise highlights US-Norway cooperation and the ability of US forces to collaborate with partner nations to confront a broad range of global challenges.

Three US B-2 Spirit bombers are forward deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base to Keflavik Air Base in Iceland in support of Bomber Task Force Europe 23-4.

Sputnik / ABC Flash Point News 2023.

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Arch Stanton
Arch Stanton
30-08-23 14:42

Pure intimidation tactics, which by the way doesn’t work anymore against BRICS nations.

High Speed
High Speed
30-08-23 22:19

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