US ‘nuclear sniffer’ plane flies to Norway – where radiation particles spreading across Europe
The WC-135 Constant Phoenix, which is specially modified to collect atmospheric samples, flew out of RAF Mildenhall on operational sorties.
The specialist equipment enables the crew to detect radioactive debris ‘clouds’ in real time is believed to be heading towards northern Europe and the Barents Sea.
News of the deployment comes amid claims Russia may be testing nuclear weapons, either to the east or in the arctic, after a spike in radioactivity was reported.
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