Skip to comments.Russian Bear Growls
Posted on 06/30/2012 7:51:07 AM PDT by darkwing104
In the last couple of weeks in a little reported incident Russian bombers held an exercise in the Arctic region near Alaska. Operating from forward bases in Siberia the Russian Bomber flew simulated nuclear strikes against strategic and air dense targets in the Last Frontier state. The Russian exercise began while both Presidents Putin and Obama were barely tolerating each others presence during the G-20 summit in Mexico.
Russian strategic forces have been performing strike exercises in the arctic region since the cold war but the timing and scale aircraft of aircraft this year is sending a message. The bear is letting Americans know that it is still a global power. If the Russians really sent their largest nuclear Bomber, the Tu-160 Blackjack to participate this year that would send a powerful message to Obama. American and Canadian fighters have been busy intercepting the bombers as they violated Alaskan airspace looking for holes in air defenses.
The 2012 exercise consisted of approximately 30 aircraft consisting of Tu-160 Blackjacks, Tu-95MS Bear H (Nuclear Bombers), Il-78 Midas (Air refueling tankers), A-50 Mainstay (AWACS) being escort by Su-27 Flankers and MiG-31 Foxhound fighters. The Russians simulated attacks against the U.S. missile defense base at Fort Greely and other military installations in Alaska and Canada. Majority of the exercise mission remained inside Russian airspace with occasional incursion approaching Alaskan and Canadian airspace. The last time the Russians conducted an exercise on this scale in Siberia was in 2007.
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Blackjack is one sexy beast! A range and payload of B-52 and it is faster than F-16.
The Russkies know they need not fear Zero. They know only Americans are afraid of what this dingdong is doing to America.
That Bone-ski looks almost as pretty as the real Bone... almost
Why does that B1-B have a red star on it?
If we had a real President, we’d be deploying our new anti-ballistic missile interceptors all over the place. As proven this week, those things can hit warheads moving about as fast as a bullet at near orbit altitudes. They’d shred mere planes.
But we don’t have a real President...