According to the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Russian Tu-95MS crews worked skills bezorientirnoy flights over areas, and performed by two air refueling tankers, the Il-78, received 30 tons of fuel each. The flight route passes through neutral waters in the Norwegian Sea.
It has also been worked out long-range aviation crews interaction with two fighter-interceptor MiG-31 Northwest Association Air Force and Air Defense. During the event, the calculations have been involved from the 300PT1 who spent training in the detection and tracking of airborne targets.
NATO aircraft accompanied the maneuvers of the Russian aircraft. In particular, at certain stages of the tour the Russian planes were accompanied by Air Force planes UK and Norway.
As stated by the Russian military, all flights were carried out in strict accordance with international regulations on the use of airspace over neutral waters, without violating the borders of other states.