Thursday, 24 October 2019

Russian Bombers to Land in South Africa During Unprecedented Deployment

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Russian Bombers to Land in South Africa During Unprecedented Deployment | Military.com

Two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack bombers and support aircraft are expected to touch down in South Africa this week for an unprecedented deployment to the continent.

The South Africa Department of Defence on Monday announced it had recently invited Russian personnel and the long-range strategic bombers, an Ilyushin Il-62 Classic airliner and an Antonov An-124 Condor heavy transport, as part of an increased "military to military" partnership, according to a release. The Aviatonist was first to report the news following a social media post from the African Defence Review's Darren Olivier.......read rest of article

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