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Two U.S. Air Force F-15s escorted two Russian Bear long-range bombers out of an air exclusion zone off the coast of Alaska, U.S. military officials said Wednesday.
Originally posted by Daedalus3
These flights are routine now, and so are the interceptions.
good day to everyone! I just picked up this piece of news from the internets, seems like the russian bear is starting to warm up on its old tricks. what do you guys think?
does the Tu-95 still represent a threat to the USAF as it did way back in the cold war?
The Kh-555 is a long-range, air-launched cruise missile designed as the replacement for the nuclear-capable Kh-55 weapons deployed onboard Russian strategic bombers. The Kh-555 missile is equipped with a conventional warhead. Externally the new missile and its predecessor, the Kh-55, are quite similar but the Kh-555 has been equipped with additional fuel tanks, new engine and navigation system. The new navigation system combines inertial navigation with terrain matching based upon an electro-optic sensor with geo-location data coming from GLONASS global positioning system. With its enhanced accuracy, the Kh-555 missile can hit targets at maximum ranges between 2,000 to 3,500 kilometers.
exactly what i was thinking, i mean these bears didn't necessarily have to do what they did which begs the question; why did they do it?