Russia has 40 planes in drills near Japan

MOSCOW, April 16 (UPI) -- About 40 Russian strategic bombers are participating in a five-day exercise in Russia's Maritime Territory near its border with Japan, officials said.

Russian air force gets new cruise missile

MOSCOW, March 21 (UPI) -- Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdiukov said the Russian air force's strategic long-range arms division is deploying a new cruise missile.

Russian MiG-31 pilots eject before crash

MOSCOW, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Two pilots ejected safely from a Russian MiG-31 Foxhound aircraft before it crashed Friday in the Perm region of the Ural Mountains, security officials said.

Russia's Bears spread their wings over the Arctic Ocean

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Russia is continuing its new series of strategic nuclear bomber long-range missions over the Arctic Ocean.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Helicopter crash kills three in Russia

MOSCOW, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- All three crew members aboard a combat helicopter died Tuesday in a crash in the Volga Federal District, said Russian air force officials.

Two pilots escape Russian bomber crash

MOSCOW, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Two pilots of a tactical military bomber safely ejected before their aircraft crashed Friday, a Russian Air Force spokesman said.

MiG fighter crash in Russia kills pilot

CHITA, Russia, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A MiG-29 fighter on a training flight crashed in Russia's Baikal territory, killing a fighter pilot, a military official said Friday.

Russian alliance to hold combat drills

MOSCOW, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Russian military officials say an alliance of former Soviet states will combine combat aircraft for joint defense exercises.

Russian plane crashes, killing pilot

MOSCOW, July 29 (UPI) -- A Russian pilot died Tuesday when the fighter jet he was flying crashed in the Primorye Territory, a Russian air force spokesman said.

Russia: Strategic bombers in the Arctic

MOSCOW, June 20 (UPI) -- Routine patrols of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans are being carried out by four Russian strategic bombers, a Russian air force spokesman said Friday.

Russia Defense Watch: Flexing Arctic power

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- Russian President-turned-Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has wasted no time in launching the next stage of his drive to restructure and revive the long-troubled Russian defense industry; Russian military ready to defend Northern assets; Bears spread wings over Arctic

Russia reports air patrols of Arctic Ocean

MOSCOW, June 11 (UPI) -- Four long-range Russian planes made a successful nine-hour flight Wednesday over the Arctic Ocean, an air force spokesman said.

Air Force prepares for intense training

MOSCOW, June 2 (UPI) -- Russian Air Force officials said Monday they are preparing to carry out more than 200 training sessions with 350 live firing drills.
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