Friday, March 12, 2010

4 NATO jets trail 2 Russian bombers over Arctic, Atlantic

Two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers that carried out a routine patrol mission over the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans were shadowed by four NATO fighters, the Defense Ministry said on Friday.Spokesman Lt. Col. Vladimir Drik said the bombers spent about 11 hours in the air on Thursday and were "accompanied" by two NATO F-16 Fighting Falcons of the Norwegian Air Force and two RAF Tornados.This is thought to be the first time Russian strategic bombers have been followed by such a large number of NATO jets...................Full Story

3 comments:

I can't help but wonder, that the American B-1 Lancer, looks an awfully alike to the Russian Tu-160 Blackjack. Its weird.

I really don't understand why Nato have ant-Russian though , in my view russia is big size baby , not like arrogant chinks.

Baby or chick, Russia is one neighbor that can still swing one hell of a [military] swing at moment's notice.

Besides, a good proportion of Europe's energy comes from Russia. When Russian turns off the gas, everyone shivers.

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