So, from the Russian Ministry of Defense, they confirmed that two turboprop “strategic” rocket-carriers, on May 22, 2019, again “plowed” the sky off the western coast of Alaska and the northern coast of the Aleutian Islands. According to the agency, Tu-95MS carry out scheduled flights there.
Two strategic missile carriers Tu-95MS of the Aerospace Forces completed planned flights in airspace over the neutral waters of the Chukchi, Bering and Okhotsk seas, as well as along the western coast of Alaska and the northern coast of the Aleutian Islands
- According to the Defense Ministry.
At the same time, the department said that the flight duration this time was 11 hours. In addition, at certain stages of the route, Russian aircraft were accompanied by fifth-generation multi-role fighters F-22 “Raptor” (“Raptor”) US Air Force. ”
It must be recalled that on May 21, 2019, four Tu-95MS spent more than 12 hours in that area. And they, too, were accompanied by F-22 at individual stages.