Putin sending his antique bomber fleet to test Alaska defenses of US
Russian military aircraft were spotted flying off the coast of Alaska for the fourth time in as many days, a US defense official told CNN on Friday.The picture is an interesting example of the technological edge the US has over Russia. The F-22 air superiority fighter hovering over a 1950's Soviet era bomber. In a real confrontation, the Bear bomber would probably never see the F-22 before Russian plane would be turned into smoking ruins. The Bear should be spending its time in a flight museum.
The two most recent sightings occurred late Wednesday and on Thursday, with the first involving two IL-38 maritime patrol aircraft and the second involving two Tu-95 nuclear-capable Bear bombers.