Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Russian bombers carrying out weapons exercise in waters near Japan

The Russian Defence Ministry has said up to 40 strategic bombers will participate in five-day drills in Russia’s Maritime Territory near the Japanese border. 30 Tu-95MS Bear strategic bombers and 10 Tu-22M3 Backfires will drop bombs and launch airborne cruise missiles at the Litovka test range, with 2 Il-78 Midas carrying out aerial refueling.

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