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System of antiaircraft defense (air defense) of Russia is able to divert up to 90 percent of goals, including long-range bombers, said RIA Novosti former Deputy air force commander, Lieutenant General, retired ITech Bijev. He commented on the publication of the Ukrainian consulting company Defense Express, which refers to a hypothetical strike bombers B-52H Stratofortress of the USAF strategic facilities in the Arctic and Siberia, without entering Russian airspace.
“First overseas war fighter aircraft, the so-called long arm, then join anti-aircraft missile systems of different range of”, — explained Bijev.
He recalled that Russia has armed fighter-interceptor long-range MiG-31, created to counter strategic bombers, and aircraft radar detection A-50. “Besides, in Russia there is a large range of means of destruction of cruise missiles,” the General added.
Defense Express on 4 June, wrote that strategic bombers of the U.S. air force thanks to the launch range cruise missiles AGM-158B JASSM-ER and AGM-86C CALCM is capable to strike at the Russian objects in the Arctic and Siberia, without entering the zone defense. Purposes, in the opinion of the author of the publication, could be the Arctic Russian military bases and infrastructure of the Northern sea route.
Russia has in the Arctic, several large military bases, for example, Arctic Shamrock on one of the Islands of Franz Joseph and and the Clover on the island of the archipelago of the Novosibirsk Islands. Commander of the Northern fleet Vice-Admiral Alexander Moiseev in December last year said that on the Russian part of the Arctic is planned to create a dome using anti-aircraft missile systems s-400.
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