Reports of "Russian bombers" flying over U.S. aircraft carriers (USS Nimitz seems to be the target of the month) are not quite correct. At least this time the plane that was involved in the overflight was not a bomber - according to the Navy representative, it was a Tu-142 Bear F naval reconnaissance aircraft (although it is almost exactly the same airframe as Tu-95MS). It is not quite clear if the aircraft in a similar incident in February was Tu-142 as well.

The purpose of these overflights escapes me anyway.