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Russian Bombers To Run Arctic Exercise

From an approving Reuters:

Russian strategic bombers run Arctic exercise

Mon Sep 3

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Twelve Russian strategic bombers will take part in an Arctic exercise on Monday and Tuesday including tactical launches of cruise missiles, an air force spokesman said.

He did not specify where the exercise was taking place but said TU-95MC bombers would take off from five air bases stretching from the Volga River city of Engels to Anadyr on the Chukotka Peninsula overlooking the United States.

“The planes will also practice mid-air refuelling from Il-78 transport planes,” the spokesman said.

Last month, President Vladimir Putin ordered Russia’s air force to resume long-range patrols by the strategic bombers, abandoned since the end of the Cold War…

Thank goodness the Soviet Union Russia is our friend, or this would be worrisome.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, September 3rd, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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