Russian MiG-31 and Su-35S fighters escorted a US Air Force strategic bomber over the Bering and Okhotsk seas
MiG-31 fighters of the Pacific fleet and Su-35S of the Eastern Military District escorted a B-1B Lancer strategic bomber of the US Air Force in the airspace over the waters of the Bering and Okhotsk seas.
Russian means of air control over the neutral waters of the Berengov sea detected an air target approaching the state border of the Russian Federation.
To identify it and prevent violations of the state border, two MiG-31 fighters from the Pacific fleet air defense duty forces were airlifted.
Russian fighter crews identified the aerial target as a US Air Force B-1B Lancer strategic bomber.
After escorting the foreign aircraft, the Russian fighters returned safely to their home airfield.