Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers arrive in South Africa

Two Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers arrived at the Waterkloof Air Base in South Africa, reports Interfax news agency, citing Russian Defense Ministry.

Russian Defense Ministry reports that the aircraft flew over the Caspian and Arabian seas, as well as the Indian ocean. The duration of the flight exceeded 13 hours.

In the last stages of the route, Russian bombers were accompanied by Saab JAS 39 Gripen fighters of the South African Air Force.

Russian air group consists of two Tu-160 aircraft and military cargo aircraft Il-62 and An-124 Ruslan.

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  1. Why the swedes sold South Africa these Saab birds is beyond my understanding. The West dumped central/south Africa and now the ruskies and chinks are installing themselves there.

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