Russian bombers patrol over the Arctic Ocean by the Norwegian British aircraft tracking
Russian Air Force long-range air force map-95MS strategic bombers
MOSCOW, Jan. 20 (Xinhua correspondent Lujing Li) Russian Air Force commander, said Assistant Derek 20, Air Force, two Russian strategic bombers successfully completed 19 patrol mission over the Arctic Ocean.
Itar-Tass quoted the words of Derek reported that two map-95MS strategic bombers, 19 from Russia, Saratov and Engels Air Force bases, successfully completed over the Arctic Ocean about 14 hours of patrol , and conducted aerial refueling.
Derek said Russian strategic bombers in flight, was Norway two F-16 fighters and British 2 “Tornado” fighter track. Russian strategic bombers flying high seas airspace strict compliance with international norms, does not violate the country’s airspace.
2007 August, Russia announced to resume 15-year long-range strategic bombers fly routine combat duty, to respond to security threats confronting the country. Russian strategic bombers fly zone, including the Atlantic, Arctic, Pacific, Black Sea and the Arctic sky.
analysts believe that Russia resumed long-range strategic bombers fly routine combat duty reflects Russia’s strategic forces significant change is the gradual deployment of NATO military forces near Russia’s western border response.