Russian Tupolev Tu-22M3 long-range bombers practiced laying mines in maritime zones

Russian Tupolev Tu-22M3 (NATO reporting name: Backfire-C) long-range supersonic bombers have practiced laying mines in maritime zones, Long-Range Aviation Commander Major-General Sergei Kobylash said.
   
Long-range supersonic bombers practiced laying mines in maritime zones after a long interruption according to Russian aviation commander
   
“Long-range supersonic bombers practiced laying mines in maritime zones after a long interruption,” Kobylash said. 
“The Tu-22M3 long-range supersonic bombers practiced dropping mines in the Sea of Okhotsk from an altitude of 3,000-4,000 meters during a joint exercise with Pacific Fleet units,” he added. According to the commander, this year is unique for the Long-Range Aviation. 
“The talk is about launches of cruise missiles. The majority of the flight personnel of Tu-160 [Blackjack] and Tu-95MS [Bear] planes, including novice flight crews, have acquired relevant skills,” the commander said. 
During the Russian-Tajik combined command and staff exercise, Tu-22M3 bombers landed onto the Gesar high-mountain airfield and dropped bombs at the Kharb-Maidon training range for the first time. 

Source: navyrecognition.com

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