Military intelligence confirms that the bombers launched cruise missiles against ground targets during military drills Thursday.
The Russian military drills on Thursday were overseen by President Vladimir Putin.
The TU-95 “Bear” bomber successfully fired six cruise missiles at ground targets simulating key military assets of an imagined enemy hitting all the targets with precision.
The presidents of Belarus, Armenia, Kirgizstan and Tajikistan observed the drills from Russia’s National Defense Center.
Russian Tu-95MS “Bear” strategic bombers, accompanied by supersonic Mikoyan MiG-31 interceptors, conducted test flights over neutral waters of the North Sea in the recent past.