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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2017 10:01 p.m. PST

… bombers over the Black Sea.

"* Russian Federation Air Force Tu-22 Backfire heading south to NATO air space
* The RAF Typhoon was sent from an air base in Romania to monitor the aircraft
* The Russian supersonic bomber were flying over the western Black Sea

A Royal Air Force Typhoon based in Romania has been launched as a response to Russian nuclear bomber operating near NATO airspace over the Black Sea.

Operating from the Romanian Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base near Constanta on the Black Sea coast, the RAF Typhoon responded to Russian Federation Air Force TU-22 Backfire strategic bombers heading south near NATO air space.

The Russian military jets were flying over the western Black Sea and were monitored by the Typhoon…."
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Russia Is Testing NATO in the Skies


irishserb26 Jul 2017 6:39 a.m. PST

Ahh, those poor Russians, flying over international waters adjacent to their nation, while those menacing UK fighters, based over 1100 miles from home, harass the Russian bombers, who are just exercising their right to peacefully fly in international air space.

Can you see how this looks in the Russian papers, Vlad is just so much better at playing the game, than we are.

The game goes on.

TGerritsen26 Jul 2017 8:56 a.m. PST

Of course back during the Cold War we called that 'Tuesday.' Remind me again why we care what the opposition thinks?

Yep, Russia has a right to these flights, but that cuts both ways as NATO has a right to shadow them. This true whether these flights are over the Black Sea or over the Carribean.

Russia routinely flies bombers along the Alaskan coast. We shadow them. No one in the public even notices unless those flights start getting dangerously provocative and even then maybe only a few people notice.

This really is an non story.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2017 10:33 a.m. PST

Yes… a non story… that could end bad… (smile)


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