Five aircraft of the Military air forces of the USA and Canada were raised to intercept two Russian bombers Tu-160, which on January 26 have made a planned flight over the Arctic. About TASS reported the press service of the command of aerospace defense of North America (NORAD).
The maneuver involved two F-22 fighter, the two fighters CF-18 and the plane of distant radar detection E-3 AWACS. “Air force planes United States and Canada identified the two Russian strategic bombers Tu-160, which entered the air defence identification zone Canada 26 Jan 2019. The bombers remained in international airspace and had not entered sovereign territory”, — explained in NORAD.
26 January, two strategic missile Tu-160 flew over the neutral waters of the Arctic ocean, the Barents and Kara seas and the Laptev sea. The total flight duration was more than 15 hours. During the flight, the crew refueled in the air. The flight was scheduled and passed in a regular mode.
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