Russian strategic bombers to conduct exercises Oct. 16-30 Russian strategic bombers to conduct exercises Oct. 16-30
Russian strategic bombers will conduct October 16-30 a series of long-range training flights, with simulated bomber raids and missile launches, an Air Force spokesman said on Monday.
Posted Oct 15, 2007 10:45 AM PST
These exercises coincide completely with "Exercise Vigilant Shield 08", to be held by the US military and Homeland Security from October 15th through the 30th. From http://mt-milcom.blogspot.com/2007/09/e ... d-for.html
, reported 1 September, 2007:
"North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command along with U.S. Pacific Command, the Department of Homeland Security as well as local, state and other federal responders will exercise their response abilities against a variety of potential threats during Exercise Vigilant Shield ‘08, a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-designated, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM)-sponsored, and U.S. Joint Forces Command-supported Department of Defense exercise for homeland defense and defense support of civil authorities missions.
VS-08 will be conducted concurrent with Top Officials 4 (TOPOFF 4), the nation’s premier exercise of terrorism preparedness sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, and several other linked exercises as part of the National Level Exercise 1-08. These linked exercises will take place October 15-20 and are being conducted throughout the United States and in conjunction with several partner nations including Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, as well as the Territory of Guam."
The link that follows is to the site stating when the Russians will be having their exercises present within the first paragraph of this posting.
The bulk of the post that follows was what was written over at WRH.