Yep, they’re certainly up to something big.
Today it’s being reported that the Chinese are capable of blowing up half the US with subs/missiles. Russia has completed it’s own ‘exercise’ to move strategic bombers.
Russian Tu-160 strategic sombers complete Venezuela-Nicaragua flight
1 November 2013, 01:29
Photo: RIA Novosti
Under the framework of the Long-Range Aviation and Operational Training programs of the Russian Air Force, two supersonic Tu-160 strategic bombers completed a flight from the Maiquetia Airfield in Venezuela to the Managua airfield in Nicaragua.
An official spokesperson of the Russian Defence Ministry said the two aircraft; “flew over the neutral waters of the Caribbean Sea, after which they entered the air space of the Republic of Nicaragua and made a routine landing”.
During the transit mission, the aircraft covered a distance of more than 2,500 kilometers with a flight time of approximately three hours.
All flights by the Russian Air Force are made strictly in line with international rules governing the use of air space, the official said.
The missile-carrying Tu-160 aircraft began their mission from the Engels airbase in the Saratov Region and flew over the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean, then along the south-western coast of North America and made their first landing at Maiquetia airfield in Nicaragua with the 13-hour nonstop flight from Russia, covering a distance of 10,000 km.
When flying over the territory of Norway, the aircraft were escorted by two Norwegian F-16 fighter jets out of the Norwegian Bodo air-force base.
At Maiquetia airfied, the crews of the aircraft were greeted on behalf of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro by the Republic’s Defense Minister Carmen Melendez.
Voice of Russia, TASS