(FOX NEWS) - A B-2 stealth bomber equipped with nuclear strike capabilities flew over undisclosed parts of the Pacific region this weekend ahead of President Trump’s visit to Japan and South Korea, reports said.
The bomber made rounds to “familiarize aircrew with air bases and operations in different geographic combatant commands, enabling them to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency,” a U.S. military statement read.
The statement also said the mission was intended as “a visible demonstration of commitment to our allies and enhancing regional security,” the Japan Times reported.
B-2 bomber, with its large operating range and ability to refuel in the air, is likely a top choice in the event of a U.S. nuclear attack on North Korea.
The B-2 bomber's mission came at the time Trump is set to meet leaders of South Korea and Japan starting November 5 amid the increasing tensions with the North Korean communist regime.