Skip to comments.Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets to Track Russian Bombers
Posted on 07/15/2013 7:25:02 PM PDT by TexGrill
TOKYO, July 16 (RIA Novosti) - Japans Air Self-Defense Force had to scramble fighter jets in response to flights by Russian military aircraft near Japanese airspace and over the disputed Kuril Islands on Monday, local media reported.
Two Tu-95 Bear bombers flew over the Sea of Japan moving from the Korean Peninsula, and proceeded along the Japanese archipelago to the north of Hokkaido. Another plane, the IL-20, flew over the Kuril Islands, NHK television said late Monday citing the Defense Ministry.
According to Japanese officials, the Russian aircraft had not violated the countrys airspace.
The Russian Defense Ministry later said that two Tupolev Tu-95MS strategic bombers, flying a training mission as part of the snap military rills in the Eastern Military District, were followed by South Korean and Japanese fighter jets.
"The flight of the pair of Tu-95MS bombers continued for 7 hours and 15 minutes. They were shadowed by two South Korean F-15K fighter jets and pairs of Japanese F-4J, F-15J and F-2A aircraft," the ministry said in a statement on Monday.
The mission was carried out north of the coast of Japan were strictly in accordance with international rules and took place over international waters in the Pacific Ocean, the statement said.
Russia launched last Friday an extensive snap check of combat readiness in the countrys Far East, ordered by President Vladimir Putin.
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This stuff has been going on since the cold war.
Thought this would have been dated from the 30’s. wow.
KONG: “I don’t give a hoot in hell how ya do it, just get me to that primary, you hear”? NAVIGATOR: “Im sorry Sir, but those are the figures. We’ll be lucky to reach the weather ship at Tango Delta”. KONG: “Well shoot, we didn’t come this far to just drop this thing in the drink, what’s the nearest target of opportunity”?
GREAT actor and a GREAT movie!!! (Remember the Bonanza episodes he starred in as the ‘King Of The Mountain’ as he called himself, and his epic brawls with Hoss?)
Just cruisin’ along with the bomb bay door open...
It was prolly broken LOL
It is a classic movie, that really summed up the times.
I was very young when Bonanza was on the air.