OREANDA-NEWSThe European command of the US Armed Forces on Monday announced the transfer of heavy B-2 Spirit bombers to the Lajes air base, located on the Portuguese Azores in the Atlantic Ocean.

"Aircraft will carry out operations at various military facilities in the area of ​​responsibility of the European command of the US Armed Forces. The deployment of strategic bombers in Europe provides crew members with a theater of operations and demonstrates US commitment to allies and partners", the command said in a press release.

The deployed bombers belong to the 509th and 131st bombing wings of the US Air Force, deployed at the Whiteman Air Base in Missouri. The US military command doesn't specify how many aircraft are in question.