Two Tupolev Tu-160 Russian supersonic long-range nuclear bombers conducted drills in an area near Alaska “for the first time in history,” demonstrating that Russia can deploy heavy bombers close to the US, the Russian Ministry of Defense revealed Thursday.

The Tu-160 bombers, which can carry six standard cruise missiles and 12 short-range nuclear missiles and fly at speeds greater than two times the speed of sound, were accompanied by Tu-95MS strategic bombers and Il-78 tankers during the exercises, according to The Moscow Times. A total of ten Russian aircraft reportedly participated in the drills.

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