BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 A.M.) – Two Tu-160 heavy strategic bombers, an An-124 airlift jet aircraft and an Il-62 airliner made their way from Russia to Maiquetia “Simon Bolivar” International Airport to participate in drills in Venezuela, as shown in footage released on Monday.
“This is a flight over featureless terrain. Almost the whole distance was above the sea and ocean waters, with the crossing of different latitudes. So, it allows us to provide our flying personnel with special training and of course to once again assure ourselves in the reliability of our aircraft,” Commander of Long-Range Aviation of the Russian Aerospace Force Sergei Kabylash explained.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defence, the flight complied with International Airspace Policy.
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