Russian "Bear" bombers flew near Alaska under fighter escort for the second time in two days.
Buk Missile System Fired in Russia
BUK anti-aircraft missile complex launching in Russia. The Buk missile system is a family of self-propelled, medium-range surface-to-air missile systems developed by the Soviet Union and its successor state, the Russian Federation, and designed to fight cruise missiles, smart bombs, fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, and unmanned aerial vehicles. The Buk is a mobile, radar-guided surface-to-air missile (SAM) missile system with all four main components — acquisition and targeting radars, a command element, missile launchers, and a logistics element — mounted on tracked vehicles. This allows the system to move with other military forces and relocate to make it a more difficult target to find than a fixed SAM system. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buk_missile_system