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Japan Scrambled Fighters to Escort Russia’s Tu-95MS Over Sea of Japan, Russian Army Says

Military intelligence

09:21 GMT 03/11/2021Get a short url

Sputnik International


MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Japan has persuaded its fighters to escort two Russian Tu-95MS strategic bombers during their scheduled flight over the Sea of ​​Japan and the Pacific Ocean, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Thursday.

“Two Tu-95MS strategic long-range aviation bombers carried out a routine flight over the neutral waters of the Sea of ​​Japan and the northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean … The flight duration was more than nine hours. 15 Japanese Air Force fighters escorted, “the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

Tu-95 is a four-engine long-range strategic bomber developed by the Russian aerospace and defense company Tupolev Design Bureau in the 1950s. The current version is the Tu-95MS, which entered service in 1984.