Chinese and Russian nuclear bombers exchanged airfields for the first time in history - H-6K Xian landed in Russia and China received Tu-95MS
As part of the joint exercises of China and Russia, planes of the two countries exchanged airfields for the first time in history.
Here's What We Know
Chinese H-6K Xian and Russian Tu-95MS are taking part in the exercise. They flew over the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea accompanied by Su-30 and Su-35 fighters. In flight they crossed the identification zone of the air defense of South Korea without violating the airspace of the country.
New joint RU/CN aerial patrol over the Sea of Japan and East China Sea. Tu-95MS, H-6K, 8 hours, supported by Su-35S and Su-30SM. Foreign fighter jets also appeared.https://t.co/0yS3F1BEQD pic.twitter.com/xjfVcQgTqv- Dmitry Stefanovich (@KomissarWhipla) November 30, 2022
The interesting thing about the exercise is that for the first time in history Russian nuclear bombers landed in China. Presumably, at an airfield located in Zhejiang province. The planes of the Chinese strategic aviation flew to Russia, thus reciprocating.
Russian Tu-95MS landing at an airport in Zhejiang Province, ChinaRussian. and Chinese strategic bombers on Wednesday flew a joint patrol over the western Pacific. pic.twitter.com/uE63PcR7KH- 彩云香江 (@louischeung_hk) November 30, 2022
The Russian Tu-95 arrived at the eastern China airport today. Hang Zhou, close to shanghai. pic.twitter.com/RJmB2DCc7a- Richvon (@AirForceWorld) November 30, 2022
杭州夜空首次听到TU-95低沉独特的声音！ pic.twitter.com/RbRvK4Rvgx- 风哥 (@WenJian0922) November 30, 2022
Source: The Drive