May 13, 2014
Russia TU-95 bomber fired 6 cruise missiles at "targets simulating key military assets of a hypothetical adversary
Submarines, fighter jets and strategic bombers are all included as high-precision weapon platforms, and their total number would quadruple.
The weapons systems include both diesel- and nuclear-powered submarines, as well as a range of aircraft including the Su-35 Flanker fighter, Su-34 Fullback fighter-bomber, Tu-50 (PAK FA) fifth-generation fighter and the Tu-160 Blackjack and Tu-95MS Bear strategic bombers.
The plans were announced while reporting on the results of the drills carried out earlier on Thursday by Russia's nuclear triad.
During the exercise, the Russian military test-launched a Topol (SS-25 Sickle) intercontinental ballistic missile.
Two Delta-class nuclear-powered strategic submarines from Russia’s Northern and Pacific Fleets also test fired ballistic missiles in the exercises.
A Russian Tu-95 “Bear” strategic bomber launched six cruise missiles against ground targets.