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Operation Chrome Dome 2: Русский Version

Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:33 am

The Russians are dusting off some Cold War tactics that were utilized by both the Soviets and Americans, the patrol of strategic bombers over the oceans near the US, as I'm sure the US have been doing thus for years as well. Let's just pray that they aren't armed, much less armed with nuclear weapons.

When the US and Russia carry-out flights like this, are they usually armed, or just sent to annoy each other?

Also, how often do US aircraft buzz Russian airspace like Russians enter Alaskan airspace, if at all?
Link: http://www.chron.com/news/world/arti...o-reach-Gulf-of-Mexico-5887639.php
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RE: Operation Chrome Dome 2: Русский Version

Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:59 am

Quoting TWA772LR (Thread starter):
When the US and Russia carry-out flights like this, are they usually armed, or just sent to annoy each other?

They are rarely if ever armed...

Quoting TWA772LR (Thread starter):
Also, how often do US aircraft buzz Russian airspace like Russians enter Alaskan airspace, if at all?

It happens, but mostly with SIGINT aircrafts like the RC-135. There has been at least 3 or 4 incidents.

The US doesn't need to use bombers to remind the world they have an offensive capability as they already do plenty of reminding whenever it is decided to bomb the crap out of a country every couple of years.
 
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RE: Operation Chrome Dome 2: Русский Version

Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:59 pm

I wonder how much of the intelligence collected is being shared with the Chinese?

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