US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — Russian anti-submarine Tu-142 aircraft of the Northern Fleet flew over the Atlantic and the Norwegian Sea on the eve of the start of the NATO exercises in Norway on March 9, reported Russian RIA.
“Today, two crews of the long-range anti-submarine aircraft Tu-142 of the Northern Fleet have completed flight missions over the waters of the Iberian Atlantic,” the fleet’s press service told RIA.
They noted that the flights were carried out in strict accordance with the international rules for the use of airspace.
The flight took place over the neutral waters of the Barents, Norwegian, North Seas and the Atlantic Ocean.
During the flight, the aircraft were refueled in the air from the Il-78 tanker aircraft. Refueling was carried out in the southern part of the Norwegian Sea. The flight duration of the Tu-142 crews was more than 15 hours.
Last week, anti-submarine pilots flew over the seas of the Arctic Ocean.
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