The armed forces of Germany and its NATO allies are participating in secret exercises, the scenario of which involves nuclear war. As part of the maneuvers called “Steadfast Noon,” it is planned to practice the use of fighter-bombers that can be equipped with nuclear weapons.
Besides, the participants of the exercise will work out the safe movement of nuclear weapons from underground storage facilities to aircraft and their installation. Training flights take place without bombs. Detailed information on the details of the exercise is not available now. However, the photos published on the Internet indicate participation in the maneuvers of Italian aviation.
The Bundeswehr sent Panavia Tornado combat aircraft of the 33rd tactical air squadron to the exercises. They are located at the Buchel Air Base in Eifel. American B61 hydrogen bombs may also be stored there, DPA says. This information is not officially confirmed. According to Free News, US nuclear weapons may also be in Italy, Belgium, Turkey and the Netherlands.