Trailing of Russian Bombers by US, NATO & US friends

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  1. nrj

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    September 29, 2009

    Russian Bombers over Arctic and Atlantic Oceans on regular patrol mission followed by USAF F22 Raptors.


    November 12, 2009

    Two Russian Tu-95 Bear strategic bombers that carried out a routine patrol flight over the Pacific Ocean were shadowed by two 'regular' NATO F-15 Eagle fighters.

    http://en.rian.ru/russia/20091112/156812295.html


    March 12, 2010

    Two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers that carried out a routine patrol mission over the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans were shadowed by four NATO fighters.

    Tu-160 were "accompanied" by two NATO F-16 Fighting Falcons of the Norwegian Air Force and two RAF Tornados.

    http://en.rian.ru/russia/20100312/158173474.html


    May 12, 2010

    Two Russian long-range Tu-95MS Bear strategic bombers on a patrol mission over the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan on Wednesday were shadowed by Japanese and South Korean fighters.

    The long-range fighters were accompanied by the JAF and ROK Air Force Mitsubishi F-2 Fighter, F-15 Eagle tactical fighter and F-16 Fighting Falcon multirole fighters.

    http://en.rian.ru/russia/20100512/158988358.html


    Russian strategic bombers resumed patrol flights over the Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic oceans in August 2007, following an order from then-President Vladimir Putin.

    All flights by Russian aircraft are performed in strict compliance with international law on the use of airspace over neutral waters, without intruding in the airspace of other states.

    Is there any International law against such trailing which can alarm false intentions? If so, then why not followed?

    Tomorrow Russia will start trailing US or European patrollers. US might start flying their fighter from Diego Garcia to follow IAF patrolling fighters or PLAF fighters/bombers?
     
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    Canadian Air Force intercepts Russian bombers over Atlantic

    Canadian Air Force fighters intercepted two Russian strategic bombers over the Atlantic Ocean, CBC television reported, citing Canadian Defense Minister Peter MacKay.

    Canadian F-18 pilots took to the air from the Bagotville Air Force Base in Quebec after identifying two Russsian Tu-95 Bears in the country's buffer zone on Wednesday. The Russian aircraft were 450 kilometers off the coast of Labrador.

    Russia resumed strategic bomber patrol flights over the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic oceans in August 2007, following an order from then-President Vladimir Putin.

    The patrols are regularly performed by Tu-95 Bear and Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers, and by Tu-22M3 Backfire long-range bombers.

    All flights by Russian aircraft are performed in strict compliance with international law on the use of airspace over neutral waters, without intruding the airspace of other states.

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