Russian Tu-142 made a scheduled flight over the Atlantic Ocean

By | September 17, 2020
Russian Tu-142 made a scheduled flight over the Atlantic Ocean

Two Tu-142 anti-submarine planes of the Northern Fleet performed a planned 11-hour flight over the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, the Fleet’s press service reported.
“On September 17th, two crews of Tu-142 anti-submarine planes of the Northern Fleet performed the next scheduled flight over neutral waters of the Barents Sea, Norwegian Sea, North Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean,” the Northern Fleet’s report says.
It is noted that the duration of the flight was more than 11 hours, and the length of the route – about 10 thousand kilometers.
In addition, on Thursday, an anti-submarine aircraft of the Northern Fleet IL-38 in the framework of interfleet cooperation carried out a planned flight over neutral waters of the Baltic Sea lasting about eight hours.
“At some stages of the flight route, the Russian aircraft were accompanied by foreign fighter jets. The flights were performed in strict compliance with international rules of airspace use,” the press service of the fleet reported.