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Air Force Continues Arctic Drills

June 20 2012


Russian strategic bomber aircraft and fighters are in the midst of a tactical exercise in the Arctic region, reports Interfax-AVN.

According to an air force spokesman, the two days of drills include more than 200 personnel and 30 aircraft.

Among these are Tu-95MS and Tu-160 strategic bombers, Su-27 and MiG-31 fighters, Il-78 tankers and A-50 airborne warning and control systems.

The Tuesday-Thursday exercise is designed to improve coordination among strategic bomber crews,...

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