Back during the cold war, Russia was always sending out its bombers and reconnaissance aircraft on this sort of mission. Each and every time a United States Carrier Strike Group in chopped into the Western Pacific, the Russians always attempted a flyover. There were two reasons for this. One thing was that they wanted to get a look at the carrier group and see what was new this year. The other reason was to deliver the message that they knew we were there and that they could find us. It was always a part of the back and forth between world powers. That is similar to what is going on now. The USS Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group has been sent into the area. The Russians wanted to deliver their message. The Bear bombers are the couriers. The carrier is not mentioned in this report but you can be certain that that was one of their objectives.
As Written By Lucas Tomlinson for FoxNews.com
For the first time in nearly three months, Russia flew nuclear-capable “Bear” bombers near Japan, Wednesday, the latest sign of increasing tensions in the region, two US officials tell Fox News.
The officials said three Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers took off from a base in eastern Russia flying in the Sea of Japan and remained in international airspace.
One U.S. official described the Russian bomber flight as “clearly meant to send a message.”
Japan scrambled 14 fighter jets at different times to intercept the Russian bombers and spy plane during flight near Japan, officials told Fox News.
The Russian bombers came as close as 36 miles from Japan, but remained in international airspace.
Joining the three Russian long-range bombers was a IL-20 spy plane.
The three Russian Bear Bombers flew down Japan’s east coast, while a…..
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