Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation : More in detail


16.10.2020 (13:30)

Crews of Tu-95ms strategic missile carriers performed air-to-air refueling flights as part of the final check for 2020


In the Amur Region, at the Ukrainka airfield, the crews of the Tu-95ms strategic missile carriers performed flights in difficult weather conditions as part of a final check during the training period. The duration of flights of long-range aviation crews was more than 4 hours.

During the flights, long-range aviation pilots practiced air-to-air refueling, which took place at an altitude of over 6,000 meters at a speed of over 550 kilometers per hour. The distance between the tanker aircraft and the strategic missile carriers was less than 20 meters.

The flight missions were completed both during daylight and at night. The commander of the Air Force formation, Colonel Andrei Malyshev, noted the well-coordinated actions of the crews when performing these flight missions.

Refueling in the air is one of the most difficult elements of flight training, while it allows you to significantly increase the combat radius and perform tasks as intended at a great distance from the base.

Tags:
Aircraft , Air Force , Combat training , Combat readiness inspection , Aerospace Forces
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