The United States could be about to store nuclear weaponry at RAF Lakenheath for the first time in 15 years. 

The Telegraph has reported that nuclear weaponry three times stronger than the Hiroshima bomb would be reported at the Suffolk airbase under the proposals. 

This is due to the increased threat from Russia. 

Nuclear missiles were stationed at RAF Lakenheath until 2008 when the threat of a Cold War from Moscow had ended.

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The Telegraph states that Pentagon document seen by the paper revealed contracts for a new facility at the base.

A Ministry of Defence spokesperson said: "It remains a longstanding UK and Nato policy to neither confirm nor deny the presence of nuclear weapons at a given location."

It comes amid calls from senior figures on both sides of the Atlantic for the country to be prepared in case of a potential war between Nato forces and Russia.

Earlier this week, General Sir Patrick Sanders, the outgoing head of the British Army, said its 74,000-strong ranks need to be bolstered by at least 45,000 reservists and citizens to be better ready for possible conflict.

Downing Street has ruled out any move towards conscription, saying that Army service will remain voluntary.