Posts tagged as bombers

Russian Military to Move Supersonic Bombers to Protect Arctic Borders

Friday, May 18, 2018

The Russian military will fly Tu-160 supersonic strategic bombers to the Arctic this year to protect the country’s eastern maritime borders, Aerospace Forces’ long-range aviation commander Sergei Kobylash said Friday. “This year, we plan to fly Tu-160s to Anadyr. The Arctic is of strategic importance to us and we have been exploring new airfields and other ways of beefing up security on the maritime border,” he said in an interview…

China again flies bombers around Taiwan

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Bombers and fighter jets from China’s air force conducted encirclement drills around Taiwan on Friday, the latest round of increasingly frequent military manoeuvres near the self-ruled island that Taipei has denounced as intimidation. China claims Taiwan as its sacred territory, and its hostility towards the island has grown since the 2016 election of President Tsai Ing-wen from the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party. In the past year, Beijing has stepped up…