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Russian jets to hold drills over Barents sea


Feb 26, 2015 Spacewar.com (AFP)


Moscow - Russia's airforce started exercises that will involve jets striking back against a "supposed enemy" over the Barents Sea that borders Norway, the military said Thursday.


Pilots will "practise repelling a massive air strike by a supposed enemy during exercises in the air space of the Barents Sea," the defence ministry said on its website.


Two teams of Russian MiG-31 supersonic jets based in the Perm region are participating in the drill, and will fly to the Barents Sea to repel the supposed attack using air-to-air missiles.


Drills will last until March 6, the ministry said.


The exercises come as some NATO countries express growing concern about Russian military presence, including Russian planes skirting or violating the national airspace of neighbouring countries.


Norwegian airforce in December filmed what it said was a "near miss" with a Russian fighter jet in international airspace north of Norway and complained to Moscow.


Norway and Russia both border the Barents Sea near the Arctic Ocean.

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Russia, Norway to Hold Barents Sea Drills in June


MOSCOW, May 30 (RIA Novosti)


 Russian and Norwegian naval forces will conduct a joint exercise in the Barents Sea on June 4-7, Northern Fleet spokesman Vadim Serga said on Thursday.


Russia’s Northern Fleet will contribute the tugboat SB-523, an Ilyushin Il-38 maritime patrol aircraft and an Mi-8 Hip helicopter to the Barents-2013 exercise.


The two nations' search and rescue services will test their interoperability in evacuation of crews and aircraft in distress at sea, and cleanup of oil spills.


The Barents exercise is conducted every year in accordance with a 1995 Russian-Norwegian intergovernmental agreement, Serga said.


This year’s exercise, which has a rotating command system, will be under Russian control, he said.

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