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.
Russian Military Technologies, 19.11.2013
Two Russian TU-95MS strategic bombers that took off from Ukrainka air base have successfully fulfilled their tasks in the Pacific area in accordance with an air patrol plan. This came in a statement by Col. Igor Klimov, a spokesman for the Russian Air Force.
“The flight route passed over neutral waters in the Pacific region. Tu-95MS aircraft flied over unmarked areas and were refueled from IL-78 fuel tankers. The flight lasted for about 15 hours,” Mr. Klimov stated, adding that F-15J and F-4J aircraft of the Japanese Air Force patrolled the long-range aviation crews at some stages of the mission.
“According to an approved plan, the long-range aviation pilots regularly make air patrol flights over neutral waters of the Arctic Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, the Black Sea, and the Pacific Ocean, taking off both from base and operational airfields,” the spokesman for the Russian Air Force stated, adding that all the flights of the Russian Air Force are performed in strict accordance with the international rules for airspace use over neutral waters.