The Russian Armed Forces – Long-Range Aviation

The Russian Armed Forces marks 102 years since the formation of long-range aviation of the Air Force troops.

Armed with long-range aviation such as long-range bombers Tu-22M3 missile carriers, Tu-160 and Tu-95MS bombers, tanker aircraft IL-78M.

2016 was unique in many respects combat training – for example, to implement practical launches of cruise missiles, air-based, used the maximum number of Tu-160 pilots and Tu-95MS, including young crews.

Total flying long-range aviation crews in 2016 exceeded 20 thousand hours, the young pilots held in the air more than 160 hours each.

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