Thursday, November 27, 2008

U.S. Fighter Jets Escorted Russia’s Bombers Near Alaska

Two F-15 fighter jets of the United States escorted for an hour two Tu-95MC bear bombers of Russia that were patrolling the Arctic air, Interfax reported citing Half-Colonel Vladimir Drik, the aide to the RF Air Force commander.
Russia’s two bombers of long-range aviation made the 15-hour flight November 25 through November 26. The U.S. jets escorted them above the Arctic Ocean near the Alaska coast.

The bear bombers were back at the permanent Ukrainka air base in the Far East early November 27. During the flight, the bombers were refueled by Il-78 flying tankers.

All flights of long-range aviation are made above the neutral waters and in strict conformity with the international air regulations. Russia’s jets don’t violate the borders of other states, Drik specified.


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