Russian strategic bombers were in the Norwegian sea air patrol aircraft to track the UK
Data Figure: Russian Air Force Figure-95MS strategic bombers
MOSCOW, February 9 (Xinhua correspondent Gengrui Bin) 9, Russian Air Force spokesman, said Derek, Russian figure-95MS strategic bombers, two recent successful completed in the Norwegian Sea waters over the long-range patrols.
Russian media quoted the words of Derek, 7 to 8, two figure-95MS strategic bombers in Saratov from the “Engels” Air Force bases, a total of about 15 flight hours, according to plans to complete the air patrols.
Derek said that the Russian strategic bombers in the flight was Norway and the United Kingdom and the Air Force’s F-16 Typhoon fighter jets to track and monitor. He stressed that the implementation of combat duty in the mission, the Russian long-range aviation will strictly abide by the international high seas with international norms.
Russia announced in August 2007 to resume 15-year long-range strategic bombers fly routine combat duty. Flight area, including Atlantic, Black Sea, Pacific Ocean and the Arctic. Analysts say the move is gradual deployment of NATO military forces near Russia’s western border response.