6 February 2013, 14:23

Two Russian strategic bombers effectively patrol Arctic water area

Two Russian strategic bombers effectively patrol Arctic water area

Two Russian strategic bombers Tu-95MS have effectively patrolled the water area of the Arctic Ocean.

According to the Russian Defence Ministry, the bombers took off from the airbase in the city of Engels, on the Volga River, and were in the air for over 20 hours.

They followed a route over the neutral waters.

While flying their mission, the crews were refuelled via mid-air refueling twice.

Pilots of Russia’s long-range aviation fly over the neutral waters of the Arctic, the Atlantic, the Black Sea and the Pacific Ocean on a regular basis. 

Voice of Russia, TASS

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