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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.