Sunday, February 19, 2017

Why Is The U.S. Air Force Deploying A WC-135 Nuclear Sniffer Plane To The U.K.?

Image credit: U.S. Air Force

The Aviationist: U.S. Air Force deploys WC-135 nuclear sniffer aircraft to UK as spike of radioactive Iodine levels is detected in Europe

The USAF WC-135C Constant Phoenix might be investigating a spike in radioactive levels in Norway. Someone speculates the release of this radionuclide could be the effect of a Russian nuclear test.

On Feb. 17, 2017, U.S. Air Force WC-135C Constant Phoenix Nuclear explosion “sniffer,” serial number 62-3582, using radio callsign “Cobra 55” deployed to RAF Mildenhall, UK.

As we have already reported the WC-135 is a derivative of the Boeing C-135 transport and support plane. Two of these aircraft are in service today out of the ten examples operated since 1963. The aircraft are flown by flight crews from the 45th Reconnaissance Squadron from Offutt Air Force Base while mission crews are staffed by Detachment 1 from the Air Force Technical Applications Center.

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WNU Editor: Stories like this one always make me nervous.

Update: Concerns Grow About A Nuclear "Incident" In Europe After Spike In Radioactive Iodine Levels (Zero Hedge).


Jac said...

Well, a nuclear test must be already detected with seismograph. May be the plane is for understanding which kind, but it could be for something else...still nuclear related. That's serious anyway and may be more because I cannot imagine Russia making a nuclear test close to this area,and they don't need more test, it must be something else.

Anonymous said...

Do we even know how high the detected levels were in comparison to standard? It could be anything from a leak to a submarine incident

War News Updates Editor said...

I am worried about Ukraine and its reactors. They have leaked before.