Skip to comments.Canada intercepts two Russian bombers
Posted on 08/25/2010 5:56:57 PM PDT by jackv
Fighter jets were scrambled to intercept two Russian bombers in the Arctic as they approached Canadian airspace on the eve of a visit from Canada's prime minister who will observe an Arctic military exercise, a spokesman for the prime minister said Wednesday.
Dimitri Soudas, Stephen Harper's director of communications, said two Canadian CF-18 jets shadowed a pair of Russian TU-95 Bear jets in international airspace on Tuesday.
Soudas said the bombers flew within 30 miles (50 kilometers) of Canadian soil. They were first spotted approximately 120 nautical miles north of Inuvik, Northwest Territories.
"Thanks to the rapid response of the Canadian Forces, at no time did the Russian aircraft enter sovereign Canadian airspace," Soudas said in an e-mail.
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A transmission was intercepted...
“Keep oot of our airspace, eh.”
They were just lookin for a couple cases of Labatts......
Even with the St. Pauli Girl I am toting presently. : )
TU-95s are turbo-props, not jets...
I’ll submit this one for “Funniest Post of the Day”!
Got me to spit my beer!
We gots ways of making you say the letter “O”.
Wow, eh! Like, I’m impressed! And here I thought the Liberals had left us with only one jet. When the heck did Harper sneak that other jet in? Musta been when the coalition was out on some Green-tax promotional tour. Let’s hear it for Harper and the Conservatives, he’ll protect us, eh!!!
Labatts makes vodka?
Oh, just one more thing for all you thinking people. Doesn’t Canada claim a 100mile limit from the shoreline wrt the fisheries? I guess when combat jets are involved, the limit goes back to just the shoreline. Humph, cowards! As far as I’m concerned, they were 70miles inside our space.
This happened just recently...
Canada: Tories convert Russian-bomber incident into pitch for expensive new fighter jets
A lot of the responses in this thread have been humorous... I don’t blame you. My thought was that the CF-18s could put a couple of rounds into the engines, force them down, and call it a “health inspection.”
This is pretty serious, though. They are testing response times. Either they are putting on a show, or they are truly wanting to develop a readiness profile for the Canadian air defenses. That isn’t good news.
What was dat aboot, eh?
Did they fly over Palin’s house?
The DEW line - radar/radio operator shut ins trying to manufacture or secure ill-gotten booze while fighting off wolves and polar bears.
Those guys have stories to tell!
“Canadian opposition Liberal lawmaker Larry Bagnell said the Russian flights are routine and the Conservative government seems to make a fuss only when it suits them.”
Oh, give me a break. What a ridiculous statement.
Somebody should ask Bagnell if he'd be O.K. with a Bear over Ottawa.
How about a Buff...???