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RIA NovostiTu-95MS Bear-H strategic bomberCanadian Air Force intercepts Russian bombers over Atlantic

09:56 31/07/2010 Canadian Air Force fighters intercepted two Russian strategic bombers over the Atlantic Ocean, CBC television reported, citing Canadian Defense Minister Peter MacKay.>>

RIA NovostiIran to engage all Air Force bases for major drillsIran to engage all Air Force bases for major drills

03:22 31/07/2010 Iran’s Air Force will engage its all bases for massive week-long drills, which kick off on Saturday.>>

RIA NovostiMiG-29Russia’s defense spending to rise by 60% by 2013 – paper

09:34 30/07/2010 Russian defense spending will increase by 60 percent, to more than 2 trillion rubles ($66.3 million) by 2013 from 1.264 trillion ($42 million) in 2010, a leading Russian business daily said on Friday.>>

RIA NovostiTu-95MS Bear-H strategic bomberRussian Tu-95 strategic bombers set new flight duration record

00:28 30/07/2010 Two Russian Tu-95MS Bear-H strategic bombers have carried out a record-breaking 40-hour patrol over three oceans.>>

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Mi-171 emergency landing

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Mil Mi-171 helicopterInvestigators probe copter emergency landing in Russian Arctic

12:27 20/12/2009 Investigators will hold a probe into the emergency landing of a helicopter near Vorkuta in Russia’s Arctic, in which 13 people were injured, the Investigative Committee said on Sunday.>>

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Bears accompanied by Raptors

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A Tupolev Tu-95 Bear strategic bomberRussian strategic bombers perform Arctic patrol mission

16:07 20/11/2009 Two Russian Tu-95 MS Bear strategic bombers have accomplished a routine patrol mission over neutral waters of the Arctic and Pacific oceans and the Aleutian Islands, an Air Force spokesman said on Friday.>>

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Russia to upgrade strategic bombers in 2009

Russian flag Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack bomber aircraft starboardMOSCOW, December 23 (Text and photo: RIA Novosti – 2nd picture:  RIA Novosti, Photo: Denissova Antona) – Russia’s Tu-160 Blackjack and Tu-95MS Bear strategic bombers and Tu-22M3 Backfire long-range bombers will undergo major modernization in 2009, a strategic aviation commander said on Tuesday.

“Our aircraft have been in service for about 15 years, which is only a fraction of their lifespan. So next year we plan to conduct a deep modernization of our aircraft,” said Maj. Gen. Pavel Androsov, commander of the 37th Air Army. He said the bombers would be provided with new targeting and navigation systems, which would enable them, in particular, to use unguided bombs with a very high degree of accuracy – effectively engaging any target within 20 meters. He added that the strategic bombers would have their operational range increased and their onboard defense systems significantly upgraded. The general said that more than 60 strategic and long-range bombers, as well as 15 fuel tankers, had flown patrol missions in 2008. He said they had carried out more than 60 sorties, launching over 100 tactical missiles and c

Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack bomber aircraft - front

locking a total of 660 flight hours. He added that, for the first time in the history of Russia’s strategic aviation, Tu-160 bombers had made two 15-hour flights with midair refueling of up to 25 tons of fuel on each mission.

The commander said that in 2008, Russian warplanes had accomplished successful patrol missions in various parts of the world, including over the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans, as well as the Black Sea.

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