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Russia to send supersonic bombers to protect Arctic borders

IANS  |  Moscow 

will strengthen the security of its eastern maritime border with the help of supersonic strategic bombers, a said on Friday.

in 2018 plans to fly to Anadyr, the country's easternmost Arctic town, said Sergei Kobylash, the Aerospace Forces' long-range commander.

He added that "the Arctic is strategically important to us", reported.

Kobylash said that had been exploring new airfields and other ways to ensure security on the eastern maritime border.

In 2017, Russian strategic strike bombers flew for the first time to Anadyr and the town of in Russia's northwest, he said.

The or the White Swan, is a long-range, supersonic which can be equipped with nuclear warheads.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 18:22 IST
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