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Russian aircraft Tu-160 "White Swan" made a long flight over the waters of the Arctic Ocean

Russian aircraft Tu-160 "White Swan" made a long flight over the waters of the Arctic Ocean

A pair of Russian Tu-160 strategic missile carriers made a long flight in the Arctic latitudes. "White swans" were in the air for more than 10 hours. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Defense.

Russian strategic missile carriers again appeared over the waters of the Arctic Ocean, as the military department explained, the flight was planned and was carried out in full accordance with international rules over neutral waters. There were no violations of the airspace of other states.

As part of the flight, the crews of the missile carriers worked out the assigned tasks, after which they returned to the home airfield. Whether the fighters of the NATO countries rose to "intercept" the Russian strategists is not reported, but this option is not ruled out. We will wait for reports of "valiant" pilots aviation alliance that escorted the Russian Tu-160s.

Long-range aviation pilots regularly fly over the neutral waters of the Arctic, the North Atlantic, the Black and Baltic Seas, and the Pacific Ocean

- it is spoken in the message of military department.

Currently, all combatant Tu-160s are being upgraded to the level of Tu-160M, in addition, by 2027, the Russian Aerospace Forces should receive ten new Tu-160M ​​strategists with deliveries starting in 2023. Deeply modernized Tu-160M ​​and new-built aircraft receive new flight and navigation equipment, an on-board communications system, a control system, a radar station, an electronic countermeasures complex, new NK-32-02 (series 2) engines, as well as new weapons.


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  1. Argon
    Argon 17 January 2023 18: 36
    Beauty and more. The name white swan is just right
    1. Alexander 3
      Alexander 3 17 January 2023 18: 40
      Ten hours. Morally and physically difficult. Four jobs.
      1. Terenin
        Terenin 17 January 2023 18: 48
        There were no violations of the airspace of other states.

        Tired already at the beginning, end and middle of any news to read our similar emphasis on the "holiness" and the nobility of our intentions. They all went to hell! Strategists or God's dandelions. Fly and wet, let them rage.
  2. tTshka
    tTshka 17 January 2023 18: 41
    They are such babies good
    Brevity is the soul of wit laughing
  3. sergo1914
    sergo1914 17 January 2023 18: 54
    Russian strategic missile carriers reappeared over the waters of the Arctic Ocean

    Well, over the "waters", of course, it's romantic, but ... January. Over the ice would be more correct
  4. Michael
    Michael 17 January 2023 18: 56
    I once saw this plane take off. I don't know how to express my feelings. Never a poet and words are not enough.
    1. alekc75
      alekc75 17 January 2023 19: 15
      and when 3-4 that 22m overhead is landing ?? this is a total blast!!!
  5. VB
    VB 17 January 2023 19: 03
    Why didn't they work on the outskirts? There is nothing to burn the people's fuel.
  6. Mouse
    Mouse 17 January 2023 19: 06
    The hint is not subtle ... so that the states do not forget - the Arctic is ours! winked
  7. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 17 January 2023 19: 06
    Takeoff of a pair of TU 160s, this is clearly not an air base in Engles! lol As soon as they took off, one NATO country was immediately at gunpoint. And the partners did not fly to intercept the "swans" to the North Pole. Yes, this is a routine, not every American will reach the North Pole. Tomorrow at the Pentagon, who will squeal: The Russians are using the Arctic to exert pressure USA. This is extremely undemocratic.
    1. agond
      agond 17 January 2023 19: 30
      Now, if even on Novaya Zemlya to make a jump airfield with a pair of lanes of 3 km each
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 17 January 2023 20: 56
        FJL, Alexandra's land, Nagurskoe - the length of the runway is 3,5 km. The MiGs 31 were already a couple there, that's what is not visible under the "bellies" from space. It seems like they modernized for strategists.