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Russia: Strategic bombers land in Arctic aerodrome for first time

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Two Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers landed in Anadyr aerodrome in the Arctic for the first time in history on Thursday.

The aircraft reportedly flew 7,000 kilometers (4,350 miles) from their permanent base to reach Anadyr, which was recently reconstructed as part of a programme to develop military infrastructure in the region.

During their flight, the crews practiced combat use of aircraft weapons on ground targets at a site in the Republic of Komi as well as mid-air refueling.

According to the Russian Ministry of Defence, a total of 10 aircraft participate in the training exercises, including Tu-160, Tu-95MS and Il-78 planes.

(Source: Ruptly)

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