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"Target - NATO base": The United States announced the development of the Russian Tu-160 strike on Iceland


Russia periodically sends its strategic bombers on flights over Europe or towards the United States, testing the strength of the air defense system. However, the last flight of the Russian Tu-160 was a practice of striking a NATO military base in Iceland. This is the conclusion reached by the author of an article published in the American magazine Forbes.

According to the author's version, the Russian strategic missile carriers Tu-160, which flew over the waters of the Barents, Greenland and Norwegian Seas, practiced striking a NATO base in Iceland.

Having studied the flight route, the author found one peculiarity - Russian missile carriers flew over the area where they appear infrequently. In his opinion, this maneuver could have been a test of a strike against NATO bombers and fighters located in Iceland, which threaten the Russian military bases of the Northern fleet and interfering with the flights of the Russian aviation in the arctic region.

This could have been a signal warning against patrolling the airspace over Iceland by aircraft of the North Atlantic Alliance

- writes the edition.

NATO aircraft based in Iceland protect the airspace between Greenland, Iceland and Britain, which is called the Faroe-Icelandic border, so the task of destroying the NATO base is of particular importance for Moscow.

To destroy NATO's military infrastructure in Iceland, Russia can only use the Tu-160. This is the only Russian strategic missile carrier capable of reaching Iceland and circling around it, without entering the zone of action of air defense and fighter aircraft.

According to the author, the last time the Russian military practiced striking Iceland.
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  1. askort154
    askort154 14 February 2021 13: 41
    "The target is a NATO base."

    With the return of Psaki, finally, NATO began to understand this. She named Iceland the 55th US state, which is located near the Pentagon.
    1. hydrox
      hydrox 14 February 2021 13: 56
      You might think that Russia has nothing else to slap on this base, except by sending a link of strategists there.
      On the other hand, strategic crews also need a raid to maintain combat form - why not dash along a long route - what if a fresh missile defense base has appeared there? yes ...
      1. figwam
        figwam 14 February 2021 14: 36
        This is the only Russian strategic missile carrier capable of reaching Iceland and circling around it, without entering the zone of action of air defense and fighter aircraft.

        There is also the Tu-95MS.
        1. WILL
          WILL 14 February 2021 14: 45
          So the Tu-22 can fuck up! Considering that the air refueling system is being restored. hi
          1. Vladimir Mashkov
            Vladimir Mashkov 14 February 2021 18: 53
            While studying the route, the American author made a discovery: this maneuver could be ... !!! And then he ... Then he changed his diaper (an indispensable attribute for research!) And wrote an article for the Forbes magazine about his discovery. For which he was well paid. lol
          2. dmmyak40
            dmmyak40 14 February 2021 21: 11
            Has the decision to restore the refueling system been made? If you missed, give a link, if any. So that's good news ...
            1. Starover_Z
              Starover_Z 14 February 2021 21: 45
              Quote: dmmyak40
              Has the decision to restore the refueling system been made? If you missed, give a link, if any. So that's good news ...

              Here's a fairly recent note:
              And here's another, sort of confirmation here:
  2. faiver
    faiver 14 February 2021 13: 43
    "Target - NATO base"
    - was it a secret for someone?
    1. HAM
      HAM 14 February 2021 13: 55
      I think for the natives of NATO countries. For them these bases are sacred and untouched. They only bring peace and are by no means aggressive ...
  3. Bare
    Bare 14 February 2021 13: 49
    There are other missile carriers, for example, underwater ones, although it is almost impossible to track them.
    So a big game seems to be like chess, who will win obviously.
    1. hydrox
      hydrox 14 February 2021 14: 53
      Unfortunately, it is possible: our nuclear submarines are intercepted precisely at the Icelandic-Faroese barrier - fortunately, not all of them, and then the "cat-and-mouse" begins.
    DEVIL LIFE`S 14 February 2021 13: 52
    Is it possible to let the pkr go to the north atlantia on floating targets? That would be howl.
  5. Yuriy71
    Yuriy71 14 February 2021 13: 56
    Naturally! Iceland is a strategic facility in the Atlantic and must be destroyed in order for submarine forces to operate freely in the Atlantic! What did they expect?
  6. Prisoner
    Prisoner 14 February 2021 14: 00
    So what? Of course, the goal is the bases of NATO. The lads do not fly to jam the cod.
  7. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 14 February 2021 14: 23
    They would still have missiles of the X50 type announced, so that the BC was larger.
  8. Redfox3k
    Redfox3k 14 February 2021 14: 24
    Why not write "Forbes" about "practicing strikes" in the Kaliningrad region during the B-52 flights over the Baltic? Or is it different? And the transfer of B-1B bombers to the Norwegian airbase Orland, closer to the borders of the Russian Federation, is that also different?
    1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
      Kote Pan Kokhanka 14 February 2021 15: 01
      If something flies there, it will be with nuclear warheads. With all due respect to the Icelanders, Norwegians and the rest of NATO members, we do not need such subcortexes at our side. So these objects will be displayed seriously and for a long time.
    2. hydrox
      hydrox 14 February 2021 15: 39
      Do you think that Russia is interested in the opinion of Forbes columnist * ah?
      You shouldn't think so ...
  9. rocket757
    rocket757 14 February 2021 14: 38
    "Target - NATO base": The United States announced the development of the Russian Tu-160 strike on Iceland

    If there is an object that is dangerous for us, it means a goal.
    What is the question then?
    1. hydrox
      hydrox 14 February 2021 15: 35
      The kid just does not understand that all these NATO movements are just changes in the coordinates of the target. The best part is when the target suddenly disappears from the radar screen and does not appear anywhere else.
      But if it suddenly appears in a different location, it’s someone who did a good job ... negative
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 14 February 2021 16: 42
        Unfortunately, many do not want to accept that the cross on the tactical map is all at once. There will be nothing to bury ... and no one, most likely.
        1. ironic
          ironic 14 February 2021 20: 14
          There was an article on VO proving that in a state of affairs corresponding to START III, there will be no general destruction, there will not even be a complete destruction of military capabilities with a reciprocal exchange of strategic nuclear strikes.
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 14 February 2021 20: 18
            Theoretically, it is possible to win in a violent conflict ... they proved it to us in political studies ... once tried to doubt it !!! lucky, a good political officer was caught, otherwise ...
            1. ironic
              ironic 14 February 2021 21: 02
              Well, at the political classes, of course ... I remember how it was political studies in the SA ... smile
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 14 February 2021 23: 33
                Then and there ... when the grass was greener and the girls were all superb, but the political officers were, they were EVIL, mostly.
                1. ironic
                  ironic 15 February 2021 18: 22
                  We are also thin and walked with a marching step lifting his leg above 90 degrees reptile. When he was conducting a large drill for the battalion, everyone was hanged.
                  1. rocket757
                    rocket757 15 February 2021 18: 59
                    So I was "lucky", in my studies I was taught according to a special program with an emphasis on combat, field training ... and then I was sent to the place where political officers did not bother with such matters .... too hot, too wet, too tasty ROM .. .. no limit! Oh yeah, it’s too far from the top bosses.
                    1. ironic
                      ironic 15 February 2021 19: 02
                      And after training I thundered into the guards battalion. And there is such a political officer ... Tin.
                      1. rocket757
                        rocket757 16 February 2021 06: 13
                        Anything happened .... our course was scattered wherever! Were in the Kremlin regiment, and the devil on the horns!
                      2. ironic
                        ironic 16 February 2021 15: 41
                        I wonder what you got a minus for? It was definitely not me.
                      3. rocket757
                        rocket757 16 February 2021 18: 34
                        Come on, I have "admirers" ... the sects of the failure, the skakuas pots-head, hurray-patriots like those who "everything is gone."
                        I'm not white, I'm not red ... but certainly not aloof!
                      4. ironic
                        ironic 16 February 2021 19: 19
                        I usually give people minuses only for outright profanity and / or misinformation, or for trolling, or for rudeness. Otherwise, the rating system itself loses its meaning and reflects only the activity of aggressively minded marginals with free time.
                      5. rocket757
                        rocket757 16 February 2021 20: 29
                        Not negative in principle, I was against ...
                        With boors not ... just to ignore and that's it.
                        Do you want to argue, your point of view, no problem.
                        We are different, such is life.
                      6. ironic
                        ironic 17 February 2021 02: 52
                        In general, I agree, but the hamam also needs to be publicly reminded that the boors. It is good for them to hear it. It is also useful for other users who indirectly lose the quality of communication due to the presence of boors.
  • AB
    AB 14 February 2021 14: 52
    Target - NATO base

    And where does this scribe get such thoughts?
    without entering the zone of action of air defense and fighter aircraft

    Our absolutely peaceful flight of a handsome man with a poetic name "White Swan" is so vile to suspect of the most militaristic purposes. Our proud bird flew just past Iceland, without affecting the NATO area of ​​responsibility and immediately such speculation. Alas ... And then what should the Russian mass media write when Russian fighters squeeze NATO planes out of our borders?
  • kit88
    kit88 14 February 2021 16: 18
    Target - NATO base

    Of course the goal, what do you think.
    By the way, London and Washington are also a goal.
  • u-345
    u-345 14 February 2021 16: 51
    And why don't they like our Swans?
    Handsome men in my opinion.
  • Svetlana
    Svetlana 14 February 2021 16: 53
    This is a practice of countering threats emanating from American military bases located in Norway, Iceland, Greenland, on the Faroe Islands, with the ability, if necessary:
    - to send tsunami waves along the Norwegian fjords from their mouth, so that all those American submarines that the Norwegians warmed up in their bosom against Russia would be thrown ashore.
    - to demolish all those airfields that the Norwegians provided for the basing of American B1-B;
    - demolish power supply and communication points of the Faroe-Icelandic anti-submarine line in the Faroe Islands and Iceland.
    VLADIMIR VLADIVOSTOK 15 February 2021 05: 37
    First, NATO saw the Soviet threat, then the Russian one! Clowns!
    1. ironic
      ironic 17 February 2021 02: 54
      The Soviet threat was present and Rossisiskaya is present and NATO's is present. Confrontation always implies the presence of a threat.
  • Nross
    Nross 17 February 2021 04: 42
    In such everyday life of the Cold War 2.0, there is always a danger of provocation by NATO by attacking a cruiser. The North Atlantic is simply teeming with adversaries, one of whom can "independently" (just like the Basurman in 2015) decide that the 160th suddenly carries the danger of its "independence". Or, again, there might be a "accidental" launch of an air-to-air missile from a NATO aviation escort link.
    In addition to escorting in the near zone, perhaps it is worth considering the option of patrolling the 160s and 95s together with the UAV. Hunter on the distant lines?