Geography is expanding. How long-range aviation protects the interests of Russia
On Wednesday, Kobylash met with Secretary of the Security Council Nikolai Patrushev. They discussed the development of the infrastructure of the base in the city of Engels, flights according to the strategic containment plan in the zones of the Russian national interests, and the fight against terrorism.
According to him, the Russian Federation strengthens the protection of the Arctic with the help of the Tu-160 rocket carriers.
He recalled that last year Tu-22М3 for the first time performed landings in Vorkuta and Anadyr.
The commander also said that the strategic bombers air base in Engels (Saratov region) would receive new headquarters and buildings. According to him, “during the first stage of modernization, the runway received a new coating of modern materials.” In addition, in 2017, a new fueling complex was built at the airbase.
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