Friday, October 7, 2016
Russia Deploys New Heavy Bomber Division In Far East To Patrol Airspace Between Hawaii and Japan
Sputnik: Russian Tu-95 and Tu-22M3 Bombers to Patrol Airspace Between Hawaii and Japan
A new division of Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3 strategic bombers will soon appear in the Russian Far East to patrol the area over the Pacific Ocean inside the Japan – Hawaii – Guam triangle, Izvestia reported.
Military experts see the creation of a new air group as a clear signal to the Asia-Pacific nations and the US that Russia is serious about is current pivot to Asia.
“The formation of the division is almost complete now. It consists of several squadrons of long-distance bombers deployed in the Eastern and Central military districts,” a Defense Ministry representative told the newspaper.
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Update #1: Russia expands Pacific bomber patrols near US bases (BBC)
Update #2: Russia deploys new heavy bomber division in Far East (New China)
WNU Editor: I guess this is Russia's version of an Asian pivot.