A Russian Su-27 fighter jet intercepted a US P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft as it approached Russian airspace over the Black Sea, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Friday.

The ministry said the Armed Forces spotted the aerial target as it approached Russian airspace.

“An Su-27 fighter jet as part of the Southern Military District’s air defences was scrambled to intercept the target. The crew flew the aircraft at a safe distance to the aerial target and identified it as a US P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance jet, which immediately changed the direction of its flight to fly away from the Russian state border,” the ministry said in a statement.

The Russian jet carried out its flight in line with international rules. After completing its mission, the Su-27 returned to its home base, according to the military.

Earlier in the day an alleged video of an interception of a US P-8 Poseidon surveillance aircraft by Russian warplanes near the coast of Crimea surfaced online.

US forces are currently participating in NATO’s Sea Breeze naval drills in the Black Sea.

The Russian Navy concurrently kicked off its own scheduled “combat training” exercises in the Black Sea.

According to the Russian Armed Forces’ official newspaper, Krasnaya Zvezda, Russian jets have been scrambled three times over the past week to block foreign aircraft from illegally entering Russian airspace. 26 foreign surveillance aircraft have been spotted by Russian forces near its airspace over the past week.

 

Source: Sputnik

Advertisements
Share this article:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1
    Share
ALSO READ  US military allegedly turning Syria's Tabaqa Airport into regional helicopter base

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

3
Discuss

avatar
2 Comment threads
1 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
2 Comment authors
al-Nakba v2.0Nigel Woo Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
al-Nakba v2.0
Guest
al-Nakba v2.0

+++ “P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft”
>>> reconnaissance ? Are you sure?
Armament :
5 internal bays and 6 external hardpoints for a variety of conventional weapons, e.g. AGM-84H/K SLAM-ER, AGM-84 Harpoon, Mark 54 torpedo, mines, depth charges, and the High Altitude Anti-Submarine Warfare Weapon system.

This is NOT reconnaissance : this is anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASUW), and shipping interdiction roles…

Nigel Woo
Guest
Nigel Woo

HUMAN DECISION CAN OVERRULE SKY – Chinese proverb

BUT JEWS MUST LASER TILL VANISH
Then see your ignorance powerful or the truth about everything.
(Other seek DANNY WOO VK in QWANT for book of life, so you aware why you need to keep a distance from subject targeted to destroy cos human were just something replicated from machine)

Nigel Woo
Guest
Nigel Woo

SPY PLANE OR STEALTH SYSTEM? GO HOME CHEAT YOUR OWN KIDS.