Russian SU-27 approached a US Navy aircraft over the Black seaUncategorized May 14, 2017
Russian su-27 fighter jet approached a US Navy aircraft over the Black sea. The incident was the second in a week, reports Fox News.
The latest incident, according to the channel, occurred on the morning of 12 may in international airspace over the Black sea. Russian su-27 flew 12 metres from the American P-8 Poseidon.
Earlier it was reportedthat on may 9 there was the same incident: then the fighter of the Russian air force su-27 flew over the Black sea to six meters from anti-submarine reconnaissance aircraft of the US Navy.
Press attache of the us Navy in Europe Pamela Kunze noted that the planes and ships of the U.S. Navy “regularly interact” with the Russian military in international waters, and most often, are “safe and professional”.
The US air force are about fifty Boeing P-8A Poseidon, is designed to detect and destroy enemy submarines, reconnaissance and other tasks.
May 30, 2015 in the Black sea a Russian fighter jet flew at the same height with the American aircraft at a distance of three meters, after which some time was accompanied by American aircraft, and then left the area of operations.
In early may, 2017 the U.S. air force scrambled two fighter aircraft to intercept the Russian Tu-95 bombers off the coast of Alaska.