Logo
  Monday, October 21, 2019
Sign-In  |  Sign-Up  |  Contact Us  |  Bookmark 

Two Russian Tu-95MS Bear-H strategic bombers have carried out a routine
Two Russian Tu-95MS Bear-H strategic bombers have carried out a routine patrol flight over the Arctic Ocean, an Air Force spokesman said on Thursday.

"Their route crossed the neutral waters of the Arctic Ocean towards the Aleutian Islands, and the flight lasted for 12 hours," Lt. Col. Vladimir Drik said. The flight took place on Wednesday.

The crews honed their instrumental flight skills and accomplished several other tasks, including in-flight refueling.

The bombers were shadowed by U.S. F-15 Eagle fighters, the spokesman added. The shadowing of Russian warplanes by NATO fighters has been common practice since Russia resumed strategic bomber patrol flights over the Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic oceans in August 2007.

The spokesman reiterated that all Russian strategic patrols are performed in strict accordance with international rules on the use of airspace over neutral waters, without violating the borders of other states.


Print Two Russian Tu-95MS Bear-H strategic bombers have carried out a routine Bookmark Two Russian Tu-95MS Bear-H strategic bombers have carried out a routine

Related News   
JanFebruary 2009Mar
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
2627282930311
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
2324252627281
2345678