MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Two strategic missile carriers Tu-160 long-range aviation performed a planned flight in airspace over the neutral waters of the Barents and Norwegian seas.
The fighter escort was provided by the crews of the MiG-31 aircraft of the Air Force and Air Defense Association of the Northern Fleet.
The flight duration was about 8 hours.
At certain stages of the route, Russian strategic missile carriers were accompanied by F-16 fighters of the Norwegian Air Force.
Long-range aviation crews regularly fly over the neutral waters of the Arctic, North Atlantic, Black
and the Baltic Seas, the Pacific Ocean.
All flights of aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces are carried out in strict accordance with international rules for the use of airspace.
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