MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Two crews of long-range anti-submarine aircraft Tu-142 of the Pacific Fleet naval aviation performed a planned 10-hour flight over the Pacific Ocean. Working out the assigned tasks, the pilots covered about 8 thousand kilometers.
The crews practiced piloting an aircraft in a non-orientated terrain and lack of radar control. In some areas of the flight, Russian aircraft were accompanied by US Navy F-18 carrier-based fighters.
The flights of the Tu-142 of the Pacific Fleet’s naval aviation are carried out in strict accordance with the International Rules for the Use of Airspace.
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