Russian long-range supersonic bombers perform tasks in the Pacific

MOSCOW, (BM) – The crews of the MiG-31 fighter aircraft of the Pacific Fleet naval aviation conducted a joint exercise with Tu-22M3 long-range bombers of the Russian Air Force, learned citing EurAsia Daily.

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“During a series of tactical exercises of the Pacific Fleet forces group (Pacific Fleet) in the far sea zone, which are held in the waters of the Japanese, Okhotsk Seas and the Pacific Ocean, fighter aircraft worked out joint operations with long-range supersonic bombers of long-range aviation of the Russian Air Force,” they said today April 3, the press service of the Eastern Military District.

It is noted that the crews of four Tu-22MZ aircraft performed flights over the Sea of ​​Okhotsk. A pair of high-altitude fighter-interceptors MiG-31 from the Yelizovo airdrome during the exercise provided escort for bombers in the fleet’s area of ​​responsibility. Then the fighters worked off the interception of air targets. In this episode, the Tu-22MZ acted as a conditional opponent.

“The second pair of MiG-31BM fighters was tasked with disrupting the intentions of the opposing side. Interceptors found a group of aircraft and attacked it. During the air battle, the MiG-31 deprived the “enemy” of fighter cover, and then, they successfully carried out electronic launches of air-to-air missiles,” the department added, adding that the operations of the Pacific Fleet forces according to the exercise plan continue.

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Recall that more than 20 aircraft and helicopters of the Pacific Fleet’s naval aviation were involved in solving tasks within the framework of a series of tactical exercises of the Pacific Fleet in the far sea zone involving more than 20 planes and helicopters, including anti-submarine aircraft Tu-142 and IL-38 and anti-submarine helicopters Ka-27PL.

In addition, three naval tactical groups of the Pacific Fleet are completing missions in the far sea zone. The anti-submarine strike groups of small anti-submarine ships MPK-82, MPK-107, Ust-Ilimsk and Kholmsk are involved. Another strike group of small missile ships, Moroz, Razliv, Rime, and Tornado, is working out the organization of launching a missile attack on a detachment of conditional enemy ships without actually launching missiles.

The safe exit of the ships from the base and their deployment at sea was provided by the naval mine-sweeping group consisting of two sea minesweepers.

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