The US Air Force said Saturday that Russian fighter jets executed an ‘unsafe and unprofessional” intercept of a US B-52 Stratofortress bomber over the Black Sea Friday. The service said that two Russian Su-27 Flankers crossed within 100 feet of the nose of the aircraft more than once while in […]
Mid-air intercepts can be “disconcerting” for pilots that have not experienced them before even if they are at a safe distance. US Navy P-8A Poseidon crews, which fly bulky aircraft capable of hunting submarines for long stretches over open ocean, go through training designed to expose them to the manoeuvres […]
The US Navy has accused two Russian Su-35 fighter jets of conducting an “unsafe and unprofessional” intercept of a P-8A Poseidon patrol aircraft over the Mediterranean Tuesday, releasing photos and video from the incident. The two Russian fighters closed in on both wings of the US aircraft simultaneously, “restricting the […]
A Russian Su-35 fighter jet on Sunday conducted an “unsafe” intercept of a US Navy P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft operating over the Mediterranean Sea, the US Navy said. The Russian fighter came within 25 feet of the US aircraft, “seriously jeopardizing the safety of flight of both aircraft,” the Navy […]
A Russian fighter jeopardized the safety of the airmen aboard a US Navy surveillance plane during an “unsafe” intercept near Syria. The Sukhoi Su-35 buzzed the US P-8A Poseidon at high speed in international airspace. Russia has denied any form of misconduct. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories. A Russian […]
US defence officials say a Russian jet intercepted a US Navy aircraft over the Baltic Sea on Tuesday. One official told CNN the Russian Su-27 fighter came within about 20 feet of the US plane. Such encounters have been common in the skies over Europe in the past year. A […]
US Naval Forces Europe-Africa released more footage on Wednesday of a Russian fighter jet coming within 5 feet of a US Navy plane on Monday. The Navy says a Russian Su-27 intercepting a US Navy EP-3 Aries signals-reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea flew within 5 feet of the American […]
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