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Strategic Bombers Start Drills

April 16 2012


Dozens of Russian strategic bombers have begun five days of drills being held near the maritime border with Japan, reports RIA Novosti.

Around 30 Tu-95MS Bear strategic bombers, 10 Tu-22M3 Backfire bombers and two Il-78 aerial tankers are to participate in the exercises, said a Defense Ministry spokesman on Monday.

The long-range aviation exercise will include aerial bombing, launching airborne cruise missiles at the Litovka test range, aerial patrol and mid-air refueling, he...

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