Thursday, September 11, 2008

Russia sends warplanes on Venezuela training mission

Two Russian strategic bombers have landed in Venezuela as part of military manoeuvres, the Interfax news agency reported today, at a time when US-Russian relations are at their most strained since the cold war.
Interfax cited a Russian defense ministry statement as saying the two Tu-160 strategic bombers landed today to carry out training flights over neutral waters in the next few days before returning to Russia.
Since we know they landed there, we can assume the bombers are not stealthy. Thusly they are little threat to us.
They look so high-tech futuristic 1960s.


Jarhead said...

The TU-160 is a cold war POS. Roughly based on stolen designs of the B-1A the TU-160 was always plagued with unreliable engines.

Until 2006,the TU-160 didn't even have a GPS nav or laser guidance system.

The only scary fact about the TU-160 is its capability to carry the worlds largest fuel-air bomb.

But, I highly doubt there is any way for the TU-160 to enter US airspace before it is intercepted.

Venezuela will just park them as a static display of power.

OkieRover said...

So it's very similar to the flintlock musket I hang on my wall as a static display of power!!!