Russian strategic bombers go on patrol mission over Atlantic Ocean

Last month Russia held a surprise combat readiness check of the country’s Armed Forces, which also involved Air Force strategic bombers

MOSCOW, April 15. /TASS/. Two Russian strategic bombers Tu-95MS (NATO reporting name: Bear) accomplished on Tuesday mission on air patrol over the neutral waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said on Wednesday.

“The flight route stretched over the neutral waters of the Barents and Norwegian Seas and the Atlantic Ocean,” he said. “The crews of Tu-95MS had refueling in the air provided by Ilyushin Il-78 (NATO reporting name: Midas) aerial refueling tanker. The flight duration was over 15 hours.” Continue reading

Russian bombers disrupted planes in Irish airspace

Commerical planes carrying hundreds of passengers had to be diverted or delayed when bombers flew just off the coast of Ireland

One plane was diverted and another delayed to avoid two Russian bombers that flew through Irish-controlled airspace without warning in February, the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) said on Tuesday.

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