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Flights of Russian strategic bombers Tu-160 in Chukotka is not an attempt to irritate the Americans, and the normal scheduled work. On Sunday, August 18, with reference to the Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu, reports TASS.
“We have restored what was our strategic and long-range aircraft began to fly to where she was flying once. We started scheduled flights”, — said Shoigu. He noted that in the US know about the flights of Russian aircraft that “natural and understandable”.
The head of the defense Ministry stressed that there is no “scoring” neighbors strategic bombers there, and the flights are put in the “plans at the beginning of the year.”
On 16 August it was reported that two Russian Tu-160 returned from the Chukchi of the Anadyr airport, located near the border with the United States.
The transfer of submarines to the borders of the USA was held on August 14 in the framework of a planned flight tactical exercises. The flight was led by the commander of distant aircraft the General-Lieutenant Sergey kobylash. The exercise involved about ten aircraft Tu-160, Tu-95MS and Il-76.
Tu-160 — supersonic strategic bomber-bomber with variable geometry wings, is the large, powerful and heavy military supersonic aircraft in the history of military aviation.
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