As part of the Stabilnost-2008 exercise, on October 12, 2008 Russian strategic bombers Tu-160 and Tu-95MS conducted a series of launches of their cruise missiles. According to reports, more than 12 strategic bombers took part in the exercise. In the course of the exercise, some bombers launched full complement of their missiles. According to an Air Force representative, the last time launches of this kind were conducted from Tu-95MS was in 1984. Tu-160 never fired full complement of their missiles before.