Two Russian Strategic Bombers Complete Air Patrol Mission

Two Russian Strategic Bombers Complete Air Patrol Mission

Russian Military Technologies, 30.01.2014

The crews of two Tu-95MS strategic bombers of the Russian Air Force have successfully fulfilled their patrolling mission in the Arctic. This came in a statement by Col. Igor Klimov, a spokesman for the Russian Air Force.

“The planes took off from the air base in Engels (Saratov Region). The flight took place through neutral waters over the Norwegian Sea, the Arctic Ocean and along the Kola Peninsula,” Mr. Klimov said.

“The crews of Tu-95MS bombers mastered flights over featureless terrain during their patrolling mission. The planes covered over 8,000 kilometers at the speed of 850 km/h and at the height of up to 10,000 meters. The flight lasted around 11 hours,” Mr. Klimov added.

It should be noted that long-range aviation pilots regularly patrol skies over neutral waters of the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the Black Sea both from basic and emergency airfields. All flights are performed in strict compliance with international rules on the use of airspace over neutral waters without violating the borders of other states.

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