Tu-142Фото: Vitaly ANEC / RIA Novosti
Norwegian F-16 fighter-bombers, the F-35 accompanied by Russian planes Tu-142 during their flight over the Northern part of the Atlantic, reports “Interfax” with reference to the Northern fleet.
According to the Agency, three aircraft ASW aircraft under the cover of MiG-31 fighters were in the air for more than 12 hours and flew more than 7 thousand kilometers. For their support of the air force of Norway raised the aircraft from the base in Keflavik, which is located in Iceland.
“Pilots have fulfilled the task of flying over bitoriented terrain coherence handling in the absence of radar control, and worked the issues of flight training in a distant sea area. On the return route of flight crews of anti-submarine aircraft of the Northern fleet carried out air refueling from a refueling aircraft Il-78 Russian space forces,” — said in a press release from the military.
It is clarified that the flight was in accordance with the international rules and not violating the borders of foreign countries.
27 Jun fighters the US and Norway also went up in the air to accompany Russian Tu-142: they were over the Barents and Norwegian seas.
Earlier in the day, the Ministry of defense of Russia has published a video of the interception of reconnaissance aircraft of the U.S. air force over neutral waters of the Black sea. In the sky caught the three American aircraft: patrol aircraft P-8A Poseidon, the U.S. Navy, strategic reconnaissance aircraft RC-135 tanker aircraft KC-135 the U.S. air force.
Video, photo All from Russia.