Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

USAF F-22 Fighters Intercepted Russian Strategic Bombers in International Airspace near Alaska

____________________________________

On Wednesday, the Minoborony Rossii reported that USAF F-22 fighters intercepted Tu-95MS strategic bombers on a patrol mission in international airspace near Alaska:

On 17 April 2017, two Tu-95MS strategic bombers from the Ukrainka airbase (in the Far Eastern Amur Oblast) successfully performed tasks under the air patrol schedule. The route of the flight ran above neutral waters in the Pacific Ocean, along the Aleutian Islands. The aircraft covered about 5,000 kilometres (3,107 miles) at a speed of up to 850 kph (528 mph) and at a height of up to 10,000 metres (32,809 feet). The flight lasted more than seven hours. USAF F-22 fighters accompanied the Tu-95MS bombers for 27 minutes. Long-Range Aviation regularly carries out patrol missions above neutral waters in the Arctic, the Atlantic, the Black Sea, and the Pacific Ocean. It carries out all such missions in strict compliance with international regulations and with respect to national borders.

Earlier, Pentagon spokesman Michelle Baldanza told TASS that the USAF scrambled two F-22 fighters on Tuesday to intercept Russian bombers near the coast of Alaska. Citing unnamed US defence officials, Fox News reported that the USAF scrambled two F-22 fighters and an E-3 airborne early warning plane to intercept the Russian aircraft, which flew roughly 280 miles (450 kilometres) southwest of Elmendorf Air Force Base, within the USA’s Air Defence Identification Zone. Fox stated that the last spotting of Russian bombers near the US borders was on 4 July 2015, off the coasts of Alaska and California, coming as close as 40 miles (65 kilometres) to Mendocino in California.

19 April 2017

TASS

http://tass.com/defense/941993

Editor:

As the Tu-95s were in international airspace, they had every right to be there. This was a subtle warning from the “polite people” to the “exceptional Americans”… “We’re not pushovers and we’re not going to kowtow to you, either”. One wonders if Trump got the message…

BMD

Monday, 3 April 2017

The New 8th Combined-Arms Army of the Russian Federation Armed Forces will “Deal With” the Ukraine

Filed under: military,Russian — 01varvara @ 00.00
Tags: , , , ,

____________________________________

The [Russian Armed Forces] will form the new 8th Combined-Arms Army in the Southern Military District. According to the plan, its headquarters will be in Novocherkassk. The units will be in Rostov and Volgograd Oblasts. According to experts, this new formation will be one of the most important elements in ensuring the security of the Russian Federation in the south. Viktor Murakhovski, chief editor of Арсенал Отечества (Arsenal Otchestva: Arsenal of the Fatherland) pointed up:

Plans call for initial work to finish in June 2017. The headquarters and staff will be up and running, with the requisite communications channels to deployed units, army services, and other formations. The exact TO&E of the new unit isn’t yet finalised. However, most likely, it’d contain the newly-raised 150th Motor-Rifle Division, also based in Novocherkassk. In addition, it’d likely contain the 20th Guards Motor-Rifle Brigade in Volgograd. Recently, Minister of Defence S K Shoigu set out the goal of creating a self-contained combined-arms all-services unit.

no date (late March 2017?)

24 Molina

http://24molnia.com/drugoe/s-ukrainoj-budet-razbiratsya-8-aya-armiya-vooruzhennyh-sil-rf/

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

28 March 2017. Russian Land-Based Nuclear-Capable Missiles

____________________________________

Sunday, 19 March 2017

19 March 2017. Russian Sappers Enroute to Palmyra to Demine the City

_____________________________________

Here’s a Russian sapper preparing to embark for Syria, to demine liberated Palmyra. He’s got his canine friend along to help him! Russian sappers, alongside their Syrian, Iranian, and Hizbullah counterparts, have already demined much of liberated Free Aleppo. They’ll do the same in Palmyra… yes, these guys are on guard for peace, too… keeping the world safe from the likes of McCain and Clinton.

One last thing… these guys are going to Syria with the full blessing of the Syrian government. The Americans going there didn’t ask permission of Syria… that makes them aggressors and invaders. Wouldn’t that make the American Establishment (both Republican and Democratic) eligible for a “war crimes trial?” Perspirin’ minds wanna know…

BMD

Next Page »

Blog at WordPress.com.