hen, on September 20th, five Russian strategic bombers, two Tu-160 and three Tu-95, took of from the air bases in Ryzan and Engels towards the Barents Sea.B-52 flying so close to Russian airspace in the European Arctic is very rare.
15 SEP: USAF B52 61-0015 CHAOS43 full Oceanic route passing through Bodø Oceanic, Murmansk Oceanic and Iceland Radio HF ATC sectors pic.twitter.com/mkjAdMzsok
— Mil Radar (@MIL_Radar) September 15, 2018
The two Tu-160 from Engels airbase continued from the Barents Sea and over international airspace of the Norwegian and North Seas, the Russian Defense Ministry reports. Several MiG-31 jet fighters from Monchegorsk Air Base followed the strategic bombers out from the Kola Peninsula.
lso on Thursday, September 20th, two Tu-22M3 bombers from Olenya Air Base south of Murmansk were flying Barents- and Norwegian Seas mission. The planes were met over the Norwegian Ocean by two American F-15 scrambled from Keflavik Air Base on Iceland to monitor the flights of the two Russian bombers.
https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/secur ... eek-arctic