Sunday, 1 August 2010

Russian bombers over Canada

Canadian fighter jets scrambled to repel Russian bombers who made several attempts to probe Canadian airspace on Wednesday.

Two CF-18s took off from CFB Bagotville in the Quebec area to intercept two TU-95 long range bombers about 463 km east of Goose Bay, in Newfoundland.These are not the first attempts by Russia to test Canadian airspace, several have been made since 2007. Military and intelligence analysts told Canadian QMI News agency the frequency has been increasing since then, with one senior official describing Wednesday's event as "not the usual shit."

Russia and Canada are competing with The United States, Norway, and Denmark (through Greenland) to claim the wealth of resources in the frozen territory.

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