Forbes spoke about a training strike of Russian strategic aviation on Iceland


According to the statement of the Russian Ministry of Defense, two strategic bombers-missile carriers Tu-160 of the Russian Aerospace Forces performed a planned (routine) flight over the neutral waters of the Barents, Greenland and Norwegian seas. However, the actions of the Russians are more like practicing a training strike by "strategists" on the NATO base in Iceland, writes the American magazine Forbes.


The Russian military department specified that the flight duration was 12 hours and was carried out in strict compliance with international norms and rules for the use of airspace. The Russian strategic aircraft that took off from the Engels airbase in the Saratov region were accompanied by a pair of MiG-31 high-altitude interceptors, which took off from the airfield Rogachevo on the Novaya Zemlya archipelago. Two Norwegian F-16 fighters from the Bodo base went to intercept the Russian "strategists" flying near Norway.


The Tupolevs are best suited for a successful attack on Iceland. They literally "rushed" in her direction. It was extremely interesting and suspicious.

- said Hans Christensen, an expert from the Federation of American Scientists in Washington.

The aforementioned Tu-160 flight can be considered Moscow's response to the deployment of US Air Force B-1 bombers in Norway and B-2 bombers in Iceland. "Bears" are carriers of nuclear weapons and a whole arsenal of various non-nuclear weapons, anti-ship, anti-bunker and others.

In addition, Brussels entered into an agreement with Reykjavik and sent Alliance aircraft to patrol the skies of Iceland to control the airspace between the island and the vast Greenland. Recently, the British Air Force Typhoon, the Italian Air Force F-35 and the United States Air Force F-15 have visited it.

This makes Iceland a very important target for Russian "strategists"

- summed up Christensen.

At present, Russia and NATO are sending more and more aircraft to Northern Europe. They will come in handy if the "cold war" becomes real, the media from the United States promisingly summed up.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 13 February 2021 15: 01
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    Forbes spoke about a training strike of Russian strategic aviation on Iceland

    - Damn ... - Well, that's what they fly without cover ??? - Although our fighters are unlikely to be able to accompany without refueling ...
    - Damn., Here the enemies will take it and "erroneously" they will shoot down ... - And then they will quickly bring an "apology" ... - And then what will our guarantor do ??? - - Only and will remain; to accept these "apologies" ... - And ... as always ... - "eternal memory" and awards ...
    1. Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 13 February 2021 16: 49
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      Damn ... - Well, that's what they fly without cover ???

      Read carefully

      The Russian strategic aircraft that took off from the Engels airbase in the Saratov region were accompanied by a pair of MiG-31 high-altitude interceptors
      1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
        gorenina91 (Irina) 13 February 2021 17: 06
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        The Russian strategic aviation aircraft, which took off from the Engels airbase in the Saratov region, were accompanied by a pair of MiG-31 high-altitude interceptors that took off from the Rogachevo airfield on the Novaya Zemlya archipelago. Two Norwegian F-16 fighters from the Bodo base went to intercept the Russian "strategists" flying near Norway.

        - Yes, "a pair of high-altitude MiG-31 interceptors" - speaks for itself ... They would (this MiG-31) ... - destroy cruise missiles and shoot down ballistic missiles; and they started some kind of escort ... - What kind of escort ... - such high-speed ones ???
        - Damn, well, the same F-16s (or nimble Gripenes "Gripen") - not Scandinavian ... - so Icelandic will overwhelm our strategists and ... and then what ...
        - F-16 is no stranger to our planes' to bring down ... - But at least once in an air battle, our fighter at least once shot down an F-16 ??? - Air defense shot down F-16; but were they shot down in air battles ... = Personally, I once asked such questions ... - but no one answered ...
        - Maybe - you will answer ...
        - My plus for you ... - for objectivity ...
        1. Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 13 February 2021 17: 26
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          It seems like the Indian moment 21 shot down the Pakistani f16 two years ago, but the packs deny everything, the Indians say that the plane fell on Pakistani territory, so it didn't work out, I don't remember more cases of the f16 being destroyed by our aircraft either
          1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
            gorenina91 (Irina) 13 February 2021 17: 52
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            It seems like the Indian moment 21 shot down a Pakistani f16 two years ago, but the packs deny everything, the Indians say that the plane fell on Pakistani territory, so it didn't work out,

            - Alas ... - this is a fake ...
            - But you ... - my plus ...
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 13 February 2021 18: 25
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    Iceland is an interesting country, probably it's time to accept it in the CIS and the CSTO and set up its military bases laughing
    I looked at what they have on the economy, they say how much Icelandic fish will be useful to us .... The result is interesting, it turns out that 20% of imports go to Holland 925 million bourgeois money. I thought that they ate too much, it turned out not so simple, in the export volume it is far from only fish, it is only 40% there is aluminum 35% (urgently in the composition of Rusal) there are more interesting things, I would even say exotic, for example ...

    2,34% (106 million US $): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, equipment and mechanical devices; their parts

    https://trendeconomy.ru/data/h2/Iceland/TOTAL

    In general, I'm in a coma belay Never heard of the nuclear industry in Iceland request