In a clear message to Russian forces, three US B-2 Spirit stealth bombers flew an extended sortie over the Arctic Circle for the first time on Sept. 5, the Air Force’s 509th Bomb Wing confirmed to Insider. “This familiarization was the B-2′s first mission this far north in the European theater,” according to a Facebook post from the US Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa. Details about the sortie over the Norwegian Sea are scarce, but the aircraft involved completed a night refueling over the Arctic Circle as part of Bomber Task Force Europe. In March, Norway accused Russia of jamming its GPS systems and interfering in encrypted communications systems. “Training outside the U.S. enables aircrew and Airmen to become familiar with other theaters and airspace, and enhances enduring skills and relationships necessary to confront a broad range of global challenges,” US Air Force spokesman Capt. Christopher Bowyer-Meeder told Insider. Read More: Stunning photos show US Air Force B-2 stealth bombers training with British F-35 fighters for the first time The B-2s are part of the 509th Bomb Wing from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. They ar...