A US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress prepares for mid-air refuelling is in this undated handout photograph. Photo: Master Sergeant Lance Cheung/US Air Force Handout via Reuters
A US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress prepares for mid-air refuelling is in this undated handout photograph. Photo: Master Sergeant Lance Cheung/US Air Force Handout via Reuters
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China slams report US to deploy nuclear-capable B-52 bombers in Australia amid Taiwan tensions

  • The US Air Force said deploying long-range bombers to Australia sends a message to adversaries about Washington’s ability to project lethal air power
  • As the B-52s could reach and potentially attack mainland China, they will serve as a warning to Beijing over a Taiwan assault, a defence analyst said

A US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress prepares for mid-air refuelling is in this undated handout photograph. Photo: Master Sergeant Lance Cheung/US Air Force Handout via Reuters
A US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress prepares for mid-air refuelling is in this undated handout photograph. Photo: Master Sergeant Lance Cheung/US Air Force Handout via Reuters
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