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  1. RAF jets intercept Russian planes 50 times, FoI request revealsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Basingstoke Gazette

    ... was equipped with a missile capable of carrying a "seek-and-find" nuclear weapon. The pair of 92-ton 500mph Tupolev Tu-95 bombers - nicknamed the Bear - encroached too close to Britain in a highly-unusual manouevre sparking an international ...

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  2. Pictures and Video: Raf jets scrambled more than 50 times to intercept Russian planesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Basingstoke Gazette

    ... escorted by RAF jets off the Southampton coastline in the English Channel last year. The pair of 92-ton 500mph Tupolev Tu-95 bombers - nicknamed the Bear - encroached too close to Britain in a highly-unusual manoeuvre sparking an international ...

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  3. Tu-95 MS, Trumpeter 1/72 kit #01601, OOB Review and BuildRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 8 | FineScale Modeler Magazine

    The Tu-95 is the longest in service Russian aircraft in their inventry. Like the US Air Force B-52 bomber, the Tu-95 design was so good and so versatile, that althugh it was designed and put into service in 1956, it is still in service today, approaching 60 years later.

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  4. US Media Accuses Russia of Saber-Rattling Over Flight in Int'l AirspaceRead the original story

    Dec 5, 2015 | Avia.Ru

    Two Tupolev Tu-95 strategic bombers flew past the US island of Guam on November 25 in what was a legal move under the international law, the Washington Free Beacon reported, citing US defense officials. The Russian aircraft did not violate US airspace.

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  5. Nike Hercules missile site to get plaque on SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2015 | Greenwich Citizen

    ... including ones in Ansonia and East Windsor, between 1958 and 1971. In the background is ... more The Russian Tupolev Tu-95 "Bear," which entered service in in the mid-1950s and is still used as a heavy bomber. The Russian Tupolev Tu-95 "Bear," which ...

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  6. Ansonia Nike missle site to get monumentRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2015 | Connecticut Post

    ... There was a Soviet heavy bomber that was feared by the Defense Department in the 1950s and 1960s. It was the Tupolev Tu-95, nicknamed "the Bear" by NATO. World-War II-era anti-aircraft guns were useless against these heavy post-war heavy bombers; ...

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  7. Russia's Tu-95 Bomber Upgraded to Carry New Nuclear-Tipped MissilesRead the original story

    Nov 21, 2015 | Avia.Ru

    ... system inertial and GLONASS. It hits the target with a 400-kg warhead or 250-kiloton nuclear warhead. The Tupolev Tu-95 (Bear) long-range strategic bomber entered service with the Soviet Air Force in 1956. In 2010, a squadron of Tu-95's traveled ...

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  8. 'Bear's Newest Claws': Russia Unleashes Bigger, Better Missile on ISILRead the original story

    Nov 21, 2015 | Avia.Ru

    ... confirmed that the missile was actually launched to hit targets in Syria but the two strategic bombers (the Tupolev Tu-95 Bear and the Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack) also seen in the video were outfitted with the Kh-101. Russia's long-range bombers, as ...

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  9. British fighter jets scrambled to intercept 2 Russian strategic bombers over AtlanticRead the original story

    Nov 20, 2015 | Avia.Ru

    ... said, stressing that " at no time did the Russian aircraft cross into UK sovereign airspace." Russian Tupolev Tu-95 'Bear' and Tu-160 'Blackjack' nuclear-capable bombers regularly pass by UK airspace, mostly over the North Sea, while patrolling the ... 1 comment

  10. Russian bombers deploy Kh-101 cruise missiles over SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2015 | Flight Global

    ... Moscow on 17 November stepped up the intensity of its activity in Syria, for the first time employing Tupolev Tu-95 and Tu-160 strategic bombers. Israeli sources confirmed on 18 November that the strike aircraft have deployed weapons not known to ...

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  11. White Swan of War: Tu-160 Sends Death to ISIL With Newest Cruise MissileRead the original story

    Nov 18, 2015 | Avia.Ru

    Russian strategic bombers Tupolev Tu-95 and Tupolev Tu-160 , as well as Tupolev Tu-22 medium bomber stepped in the war on terrorism on November 17. Russia commenced pinpoint airstrikes on terrorists' positions in Syria on September 30 after the request of the country's President Bashar Assad. The Russian Tu-160 is a supersonic variable-sweep wing heavy strategic bomber/missile carrier, designed to engage targets around the globe with nuclear and conventional weapons.

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  12. Moscow steps up air campaign over SyriaRead the original story

    Nov 18, 2015 | Flight Global

    Russia has stepped up its airstrikes in Syria and on 17 November for the first time deployed strategic bombers during its intervention. The new phase of activity involved Tupolev Tu-95 and Tu-160 bombers, which took off from Russian air force bases, as well as strike aircraft that have been operational inside Syria for the past few months.

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  13. Russian aircraft approach USS Ronald Reagan, prompting US fighter jet scrambleRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2015 | Stars and Stripes

    ... recent years, though the exact number of times it has happened was unavailable Thursday. In February 2008, a Tupolev Tu-95 Bear bomber flew over the USS Nimitz during operations south of Japan, Navy officials said. The latest Russian incident added ...

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  14. Russian bombers began to arm NUKE near UK airspaceRead the original story

    Sep 20, 2015 | Canadian Content

    PILOTS in one of the two Russian supersonic bombers intercepted near UK skies last week had started the countdown to arm a nuclear bomb, sources revealed last night. The discovery was made after RAF specialists analyzed a four-second signal transmitted from one of the Tupolev Tu-160 bombers, known by Nato as "Blackjacks", in the days following Thursday's incursion.

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  15. Photos Show RAF Typhoons Intercepting Russian Tu-160 BombersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2015 | Defense Tech

    The U.K. Ministry of Defence has released photographs showing Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jets intercepting a pair of Russian Tu-160 Blackjack bombers on Thursday near U.K. airspace. The so-called quick reaction alert aircraft scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland, met the two white, supersonic heavy strategic bombers in international airspace and escorted them through the U.K.'s area of interest, according to a press release from the MoD.

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  16. Tu-95 Bear Bomber Crashes Near Russia's Border With ChinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2015 | U.S. Naval Institute

    A Russian Air Force strategic bomber has crashed outside the city of Khabarovsk, near the Chinese border, according to a Tuesday statement from the Russian Ministry of Defense via local media. The Tupolev Tu-95MS Bear bomber went down during a training flight about 50 miles away from the headquarters of the Russian Eastern Military District, according to the statement provided to the TASS wire service.

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  17. Russia's strategic bomber Tu-95 crashes in Khabarovsk regionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2015 | Pravda

    ... connection with the crew yet. The crashed Tu-95 did not have nuclear weapons on board, Pravda.Ru reports. The Tupolev Tu-95 is a large, four-engine turboprop-powered strategic bomber and missile platform. First flown in 1952, the Tu-95 entered ...

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  18. Russia Helps United States Celebrate Independence DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2015 | Examiner.com

    The Fourth of July is Independence Day for the United States, and Russia helped us celebrate. On the one hand Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Obama and wished him a Happy Fourth.

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  19. US scrambles fighter jets to intercept Russian bombers close to American coastline on Fourth of JulyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2015 | The Independent

    ... Fox News reported. Two US Air Force F-22 jets were dispatched from their base in Alaska to intercept two Tupolev Tu-95 long-range strategic bombers, said to be capable of carrying nuclear weapons. The second incident occurred at 11.00am, also on ...

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  20. Independence Day Trouble: U.S. Fighters Intercepted Incoming Russian Bombers on July 4thRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2015 | Boy Genius

    Tensions between the USA and Russia escalated on Independence Day, when the European superpower decided to send two pairs of Tupolev Tu-95 long-range strategic bombers, capable of carrying nuclear payloads, close to the coast of California and Alaska. The Air Force scrambled fighter jets to intercept them.

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