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Crews of two missile carriers Tu-160 completed a scheduled flight to Venezuela

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In accordance with the plan of combat training aviation two Tu-160 strategic missile carriers rose from Engels airbase in the Saratov Region, flew over the Pacific Ocean and landed in Venezuela, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press service and information department reported.

The rocket carriers flew over the waters of the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean, along the southwestern coast of the North American continent and landed in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela at the Macetiàia airfield.

Two strategic bomber Tu-95MS provided radio communication in remote areas between control points involved in the task, ITAR-TASS reports.

The aircraft flew over 10 thousand kilometers. Flight duration was about 13 hours. During the flight over the territory of Norway, the rocket carriers were accompanied by two F-16 fighters raised from the Buda airbase.

All flights of Air Force aircraft were performed and are carried out in strict accordance with the International Airspace Use Regulations.

Currently, the Tu-95MS and Tu-160 aircraft form the basis of the strategic aviation of the Russian Air Force. But with 2014, Russia will begin the development of a promising long-range aviation complex (PAK DA), which will replace them.
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  1. Apollo
    29 October 2013 08: 25
    18

    Russian strategic bomber Tu-160 "Alexander Golovanov" (tail number "05", registration number RF-94104, serial number 7-05) at Maiketia airport named after Simon Bolivar, Venezuelan capital Caracas. 28.10.2013




    Russian planes at the airport of Maiketia named after Simon Bolivar in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas. 28.10.2013. In addition to two Tu-160 strategic bombers, the An-124 transport aircraft from the 224th flight unit of the Russian Defense Ministry and the Il-96-300 aircraft from the Rossiya SLO arrived in Venezuela to support their flight.
    www.militaryphotos.net

    Quote-In accordance with the long-range combat training plan, two Tu-160 strategic missile carriers rose from Engels airbase in the Saratov Region, flew over the Pacific Ocean and landed in Venezuela, the press service and information department of the Russian Ministry of Defense said.

    Tu-160 aircraft have once again proved the effectiveness and reliability of aviation technology. Plus, the professionalism of Russian pilots and the economy of this class of aircraft.
    1. mirag2
      mirag2 29 October 2013 08: 35
      +8
      This is the thing!
      This is not good!
      Shoigu went to Peru, probably not in vain.
      Well, now the zone of our interests extends to South America.
      Now I can calmly die, even though I see something is changing.
      And for my country I will be glad and calm.
      Putin is still well done.
      And our government is the last liberal; -It is bad that they take away the bitch money.
      ps-I can't write-who is our government- "Chinese firewall" throws out all the literary definitions ...
      1. Basileus
        Basileus 29 October 2013 09: 02
        +5
        Tu-160 to Venezuela back in 2011 actually flew.
        1. VAF
          VAF 29 October 2013 13: 41
          +3
          Quote: Basileus
          Tu-160 to Venezuela back in 2011 actually flew.


          belay request recourse repeat

          10 September 2008 years two Tu-160 bombers made a flight from their base to the Libertador airfield in Venezuela, using the Olenegorsk airfield in the Murmansk region as an airfield.
          Part of the path through Russian territory, bombers were accompanied by Su-27 fighters of the St. Petersburg Air Force and Air Defense Association, while flying over the Norwegian Sea, Russian bombers accompanied two Norwegian Air Force F-16 fighters, and two U.S. Air Force F-15 fighters near Iceland.
          The flight from the intermediate landing site in Olenegorsk to Venezuela took 13 hours.

          1. Col.
            Col. 29 October 2013 14: 18
            +1
            Quote: vaf
            On 10 of September 2008, two Tu-160 bombers flew from their base to the Libertador airfield in Venezuela


            I remember the background of this event. The General Staff of the Navy, on the instructions of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, was preparing a "grandiose nix" in the form of strategic exercises, within the framework of which, in particular, a round-the-world campaign of our OBK and a flight of "strategists" to Cuba were planned. Our delegation flew to Cuba at the beginning of 2008 (or even at the end of 2007) in order to obtain consent to the use of San Antonio (from old memory). But unexpectedly for herself she received a "shock" from Fidel. Apparently, the commandante did not forgive the new "democratic government" of Russia for simply abandoning old friends and allies ...
            PS And that round-the-world trip of the OBK also successfully failed.
    2. Basileus
      Basileus 29 October 2013 09: 01
      +2
      Isn't it better to compare with the B-1? There is also an advantage in the Tu-160, but not so overwhelming.

      But the NGB and PAK YES programs are nevertheless closer to the B-2.
    3. Civil
      Civil 29 October 2013 09: 39
      +2
      Tu -160 must be compared with B1B all the same ... and as a whole, an interesting operation, I wonder why in the days of the USSR, for example, they did not fly to Cuba?
      1. Basileus
        Basileus 29 October 2013 10: 04
        +1
        More likely with B-1A, as in this case, they will have the same goals. And the B-1B is already an adaptation to modern requirements.
        1. Retx
          Retx 29 October 2013 10: 40
          +1
          Vseravno not correct. The Tu 160 is a strategic missile carrier, but there are no Lancers.
      2. Col.
        Col. 29 October 2013 12: 33
        +2
        Quote: Civil
        I wonder why in Soviet times, for example, did not fly to Cuba?


        How they flew! In order not to repeat, read my comment below (10.39)
    4. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 29 October 2013 14: 33
      +6
      Strategic Aviation

      Assuming by 2000 to have at its disposal 230 modern strategic bombers (130 - B-2 (ATV) and 100 B-1B), by 2011 the USA managed to keep only 65, of which 44 are ancient B-52, which should have been withdrawn from service back in 1996! But it is they who today constitute the backbone of American strategic aviation.

      B-52s are the only carriers in the US Air Force to carry long-range cruise missiles (CD OBD) with a nuclear warhead (NFC). But these cars are very old. The last B-52H with serial number 61-0040 left the assembly shop on October 26, 1962 - almost 50 years ago. There are no engines or spare parts for the B-52 - to maintain at least some flying specimens, aircraft technicians dismantle decommissioned bombers for spare parts. There was even a project for redesigning the B-52 for engines and part of the avionics from the civilian Boeing-747 - but this project was not mastered by the United States.

      The B-52 is still able to complete its tasks. The Americans suggest exploiting them until 2040. But the park is shrinking. The next modernization will take place only 44 boards out of 68.

      In addition, the US has 19 strategic bombers V-2 and 67 intercontinental V-1V. The whole joke is that it is impossible to use them to strike a strong enemy.

      When developing Supersonic bomber B-1B a fatal constructive miscalculation was made. This machine can only carry freely falling bombs and short-range missiles. Therefore, the development of air defense systems made the B-1B a meaningless target even before deployment. Machine production was discontinued, and already produced ones rusted uselessly in parking lots.

      Then the United States hoped for B-2 stealth bomber... But the possibility of carrying long-range missiles was also not included in it - they hoped that it would overcome the air defense zone due to its "invisibility". However, the price of B-2 (at $ 2,1 billion per unit) was too high even for the United States. And most importantly, after the collapse of the USSR, the latest MiG-29 fighters with the N-019 radar were delivered to the USA from the former GDR, and during their tests the Americans found out with horror that these radars perfectly see the "invisible" B-2 even against the background of the earth ... This suggested that more modern airborne radars on the Russian MiG-31 and Su-27 are also capable of finding such a target, and at a much greater range. In other words - invisibility did not happen, and America became unclear - why pay 2 billion for such quite vulnerable bombers. Their release was stopped.

      So, B-2 and B-1B cannot carry long-range cruise missiles with nuclear warheads. And for the use of tactical missiles or free-falling bombs (including nuclear bombs), these fantastically expensive aircraft must enter the air defense zone. The effectiveness of the application is inversely proportional to the level of enemy air defense. Against the Papuans, both aircraft are good. But when you try to attack Russia or China, they will instantly turn into fabulously expensive scrap metal.

      In general, over the past 20 years, the US strategic bombers fleet has declined by more than 80%, which indicates the complete disintegration of this component of the US strategic nuclear forces. And there are no prospects for its restoration. There is no substitute for the V-52 arboretum and is not expected, at present, only a discussion of the requirements for a new promising bomber is underway.

      In Russia, in addition to the Tu-160, we have the Tu-95MS (“Bear”), which make up the main strategic aviation fleet. The Bears project is a little younger than the B-52, however, the latest copies of the Tu-95MS were released in the early 90s - our park is still quite young. And most importantly, our nuclear weapons carriers are equipped with long-range Kh-55 and Kh-55SM missiles. That is, the bomber inflicts a nuclear strike on the adversary from a distance of 2500-3000 kilometers, without entering the enemy’s air defense zone.

      http://vg-news.ru/news/20120241074.html
  2. NC1982
    NC1982 29 October 2013 08: 25
    +7
    The number of settled ... on the territory of "democratic" states overboard, meanwhile, went off scale ... bully
    1. NC1982
      NC1982 29 October 2013 08: 46
      +2
      Apparently one of them minus)))
      1. SHILO
        SHILO 29 October 2013 08: 59
        11
        Wouldn’t you be a minuser? laughing
        1. MilaPhone
          MilaPhone 29 October 2013 09: 26
          +4
          Very politically correct demotivator - many African Americans and all full! laughing
        2. NC1982
          NC1982 29 October 2013 09: 44
          +3
          If the flight along the Turkish border of an innocuous Il-20 reconnaissance plane caused such a kipish, I can imagine how many tons of "concern" was given by the appearance of two strategists. laughing
  3. makarov
    makarov 29 October 2013 08: 32
    +5
    Everything is fine, the flight went fine ....
    They showed and proved, "That there is still gunpowder in the flasks, and" berries "in the buttocks!
  4. Alikovo
    Alikovo 29 October 2013 08: 34
    +2
    The most important thing is the behavior of America.
    1. Edward72
      Edward72 29 October 2013 08: 38
      +1
      Wait a day or two and they will express their concern.
  5. major071
    major071 29 October 2013 08: 38
    +6
    makarov Today, 08: 32
    Everything is fine, the flight went fine ....
    They showed and proved, "That there is still gunpowder in the flasks, and" berries "in the buttocks!

    Forgot about "balloons in trousers".
    Well done pilots! Probably in those countries past which our planes flew past, demand for toilet paper increased sharply.
  6. serzhserzh86
    serzhserzh86 29 October 2013 08: 54
    +3
    somehow strange ... "The missile carriers flew over the waters of the Caribbean and the eastern part of the Pacific Ocean, along the southwestern coast of the North American continent and landed in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela at the Maiketia airfield" and "During the flight over the territory of Norway, the missile carriers were accompanied by two fighters F-16s lifted from the Bude airbase "... either I don't understand, or it's in different directions from the Saratov region.
    1. Basileus
      Basileus 29 October 2013 09: 12
      +1
      They went from Engels to the north, through Murmansk to the Atlantic, there through international air to the Caribbean and Venezuela. Last time we flew like that. And about the Pacific Ocean and the West. US coast is probably a mistake.
      1. Col.
        Col. 29 October 2013 10: 39
        +2
        Quote: Basileus
        And about the Pacific Ocean and the West. US coast is probably a mistake.


        100% - error! Or the author misunderstood something. There is a standard route along which in the 70-80-ies our Tu-95RC 392 airborne fleet drafts flew regularly to Cuba (San Antonio): Kipelovo - about. Kildin - point 72.30 / 20.00 - about. Bear - Danish Strait (or the Faroe-Icelandic border) - Traverse Newfoundland (300 km) - Traverse Bermuda (300 km) - Bahamas - Havana. The same (only directly across the Atlantic) flew the Tu-160 last time, but not from Engels, but from Olenya (Olenegorsk). They never reached "with the right hand through the f ... poo left ear", i.e. across the Pacific Ocean to Cuba. And this time 100% flew the same way! And, most likely, they sat down in Olenya for refueling. By the way, back in 2007, it seems, they planned to land the Tu-160 in Cuba, but Fidel gave a turn from the gate: they say, Russia threw us with its new government, well, go to the forest! I had to ask Hugo Chavez. He did not refuse, his blessed memory!
        1. VAF
          VAF 29 October 2013 13: 15
          +4
          Quote: Colonel
          There is a standard route along which in the 70s and 80s, our Tu-95RRC naval aviation regularly flew to Cuba (San Antonio)


          That's right, +! soldier Orient Express (392 ODRAP) in action drinks

          1. Col.
            Col. 29 October 2013 13: 35
            +2
            Quote: vaf
            Orient Express (392 ODRAP) in action


            Firework! I know this "topic" very well. After all, he served in the intelligence department of the "upper headquarters". My classmate in the Navy, before entering there, was the chief of intelligence in this regiment (and in odrap this is the third person after the commander and the NSh) and many times flew to Cuba and Angola. By the way, here is their website: http://www.vologda18.ru
        2. VAF
          VAF 29 October 2013 13: 32
          +2
          Quote: Colonel
          and with Olenya (Olenegorsk).


          Everyone used the deer as a bounce and as a spare wink

          1. Col.
            Col. 29 October 2013 13: 38
            +1
            Quote: vaf
            Everyone used the deer as a bounce and as a spare


            Naturally. Reindeer was "home" only for 5 mrad.
    2. AlNick
      AlNick 29 October 2013 12: 24
      +1
      F-16 was accompanied by Tu-95MS, acting as repeaters.
  7. Wedmak
    Wedmak 29 October 2013 09: 00
    +2
    Well done, if now such long-distance flights have become the norm. Interestingly, was there escort along the east coast of North America? Or clamped to raise a pair of F-22?
    1. alone
      alone 29 October 2013 22: 07
      0
      lol why? Such flights are agreed in advance. Maintenance of the F-16 is just a formality.
      1. Col.
        Col. 30 October 2013 09: 33
        +1
        Quote: lonely
        such flights are agreed in advance. Maintenance of the f-16 is merely a formality.


        Support for IA is always. And this is not a formality in this case, but another opportunity to work out the method of intercepting air targets and train crews.
  8. chunga-changa
    chunga-changa 29 October 2013 09: 22
    +3
    The guys have a "jump airfield" in Venezuela.
  9. askort154
    askort154 29 October 2013 10: 50
    +3
    Quote from the article: "... Missile carriers flew over the waters of the Caribbean Sea and the Eastern Pacific Ocean, along the southwestern coast of the North American continent and landed in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela at the Maiketia airfield ...
    ... During the flight over the territory of Norway, the missile carriers accompanied two F-16 fighters taken from the airbase .... "

    The news is ordinary. but it’s not clear whether they are completely fornication, or the author is not friends with geography,
    whether he wrote with a strong hangover?!. And the last one, in general, killed, our strategists already easily fly over the territory of Norway! Well done! Keep it up!
    1. VAF
      VAF 29 October 2013 13: 22
      +1
      Quote: askort154
      and the eastern Pacific, along the southwest coast of the North American continent


      Hi Sasha drinks I liked this quote more. wassat The eastern part of the quiet, but at the same time the western part of the Atlantic belay Oh how wassat
      Glory to the "Russian" education crying
      And if Quiet, then ours, apart from Norway, have also "infiltrated" Colombian or Panamanian territory. and maybe all the others .. including Mexico ???
      That's where we got so much tequila lol from "fear" .. give away laughing
  10. DMB87
    DMB87 29 October 2013 13: 28
    +3
    In addition to the two Tu-160 strategic bombers, the transport aircraft An-124 from the 224-th flight detachment of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, and the Il-96-300 from the SLO arrived in Venezuela

    I wonder what An-124 brought?
    1. VAF
      VAF 29 October 2013 13: 49
      +4
      Quote: DMB87
      I wonder what An-124 brought?


      Well, what Ruslan brought it is understandable ITS and tech.optechki, because SNOP for swans is "specific",



      and the Il-76TD will not “reach” Venezuela without landing.

      But the "what" "brought" the IL-96-300, (from SLO RUSSIA belay ) this is really interesting .. or again "officialdom" and .. "accompanying persons" in the person ..... wink

      1. xmel2003
        xmel2003 29 October 2013 15: 12
        +2
        Another thing is interesting - how did Snowden pay for this charter?
  11. Lesnik
    Lesnik 29 October 2013 14: 27
    +2
    Well done show FLAG! And the NATO people do not respect at all, only 2 fighters lifted and then they stupidly slammed over Norway? Missile defense sucks laughing
  12. DMB87
    DMB87 29 October 2013 15: 01
    0
    Video topic:



    Tu-95 from the clouds - super.
    1. Col.
      Col. 29 October 2013 16: 22
      +1
      Quote: DMB87
      Tu-95 from the clouds - super.


      But is NLC in the hands of a navigator not super?
      1. VAF
        VAF 29 October 2013 17: 57
        +2
        Quote: Colonel
        But is NLC in the hands of a navigator not super?


        Yes, having onboard an NK with BTsVS, not to mention GPS / GLONAS ... use NL-koi ..... belay request , which at best is intended for "calm calculation" in preparation for a flight on the ground .. well, or in an "emergency" when everything .. "died".

        And the girl on TV is the same fool The same Pacific Ocean washes the southwestern coast and .. there was no F-16 for the "kin", only F-15 and then .. Amerian wassat
  13. kartalovkolya
    kartalovkolya 29 October 2013 16: 59
    +4
    Yes, my friends, my heart was filled with pride (after all, I was once involved in the "Bears": from 1978 to 1982 I had a chance to command a construction company that reconstructed an airfield in the city of Uzin, Kiev region)! Yes, Tu-95 is a machine for centuries , and how beautifully they left with a full load into the air, this is just a song. Although I am not a pilot, I realized something while working next to our strategic pilots, this is a special people. I am glad that our Long-Range Aviation, raised by talented people, did not die. designer Tupolev, outstanding pilots and commanders like Twice Hero Molodchiy and former Commander-in-Chief of DA General Reshetnikov. It was a great happiness for me to see these famous pilot-heroes in Uzin (by the way, a wonderful film was filmed there: "Tenderness to the Roaring Beast", and Molodchiy was As the main consultant, we gladly acted in extras)! Glory to the Russian Air Force!
  14. DMB87
    DMB87 29 October 2013 19: 35
    0
    Venezuelan Minister of Defense Carmen Melendez arrived in the capital's Maiquetia airport, where on Monday two Russian strategic missile carriers, which made an 13-hour non-stop flight, landed.

    “We are pleased to welcome you on behalf of the President of the Republic, Nicolas Maduro, in our hospitable land”

    So she welcomed the two Russian strategic missile carriers Tu-160, which overcame the distance of 10 thousand kilometers, making an 13-hour non-stop flight from Russia.

    “The future of Venezuela is closely connected with the Russian Federation, which is our strategic partner,” the minister emphasized. “We are proud that you are with us today.”

    After Melendez examined the Tu-160. She boldly climbed the five-meter sheer ladder of the Alexander Novikov missile carrier and, accompanied by the crew commander, from the inside got acquainted with the 275-ton aircraft.

    Russian pilots gave Melendez models of their strategic missile carriers, and she handed them as return gifts baskets with tropical fruits and Venezuelan rum with the words: "This is for you to rest properly after such hard work."
  15. goga08
    goga08 24 December 2013 15: 09
    0
    http://vk.com/albums-61654007?z=photo-61654007_318099482%2Fphotos-61654007
    come to us in Poltava sit in the cabin.
    http://ua-traveller.com/