Russian Mikoyan MiG-31 Scrambled to Escort US B-1B Lancer Bomber over Sea of Japan
- October, 17, 2021 - 16:05
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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Russian Mikoyan MiG-31 was scrambled to escort a US B-1B Lancer bomber over the Sea of Japan, Russia’s National Defense Management Center reported on Sunday.
According to the Center, Russian airspace control system detected an aerial target over the neutral waters of the Sea of Japan approaching the state border.
The Russian Mikoyan MiG-31 from the Eastern Military District’s air defense quick reaction alert forces was scrambled to identify it, TASS reported.
"The crew of the Russian fighter jet identified the target as the US B-1B Lancer bomber and escorted it over the Sea of Japan. No violations of the Russian state border were allowed, the National Defense Management Center said.
As the Center noted, the Russian fighter’s flight proceeded in strict compliance with the international rules of using the airspace.