Friday, February 26, 2021

Featured News

US fighters accompany Russian TU-22M3 over the Baltic

Russian long-range bombers Tu-22M3 flew over the Baltic and Norwegian seas on Wednesday. At separate stages of the route they were accompanied by fighters of the USA, Belgium, Finland and Sweden, said the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported on Thursday.

“On September 20, 2017, crews of Tu-22M3 long-range bombers carried out scheduled flights over neutral waters of the Baltic and Norwegian Seas water areas, training flights of long-range aviation crews were carried out in accordance with the plan of combat training activities in the summer training period of 2017,” the ministry said.

SEE ALSO: Russia Not Leaving the Council of Europe: Leonid Slutsky

SEE ALSO: Russia Not a Threat to the United States: Trump

According to the agency, over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea at certain stages of the flight route, “a pair of long-range aircraft was accompanied by F-16 fighter aircraft of Belgium, F-18 of the Finnish Air Force, F-15 of the US Air Force and JAS-39 of the Swedish Air Force for about 70 minutes.” “Another pair of Tu-22M3, flying over the neutral waters of the Norwegian Sea, was accompanied by F-16 fighters of the US Air Force during certain stages of the route,” the Defense Ministry added.

The Tu-22M3 flights, the Russian Defense Ministry stressed, were carried out in strict accordance with international rules for the use of airspace without violating the borders of other states. Long-range aviation pilots regularly fly over neutral waters of the Atlantic, Arctic, Black Sea, the Pacific Ocean, the Ministry noted.

SEE ALSO: US Strategy in Afghanistan: Did US negotiate with Russia & China?

Featured News

Did A Cruise Missile Zip Past An American Airlines Flight Over New Mexico?

The crew of an American Airlines flight spotted a "long cylindrical object that almost looked like a cruise missile" while the aircraft was flying...

India, China Were At The Brink Of Full Blown War After Indian Army Seized The Kailash Heights: Top Commander

Indian Army's top commander recently said that the India-China border stand-off would have turned into a full-blown war when the Indian Army had occupied...

Russia To Showcase T-14 Armata Battle Tank At Middle-East’s Largest Defense Expo ‘IDEX 2021’

A mock-up of T-14 Armata, a new-generation Russian tank, is being unveiled at the ongoing IDEX 2021 in Abu Dhabi. This is the largest...

Why India Opted For Israeli Tank-Buster ‘Spike’ Missile Over US’ Combat-Proven ‘Javelin’

India was looking for a tactical missile system to thwart any threats from Chinese or Pakistani main battle tanks and infantry vehicles. While there...

Arrow-4: Israel, US To Develop Next-Gen Air Defense System That Can Decimate Hostile Missiles

The US and Israel have begun working on their next-gen air defense system, ‘Arrow-4’, which would reportedly have "unprecedented interception capabilities". The weapon would...