BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 P.M.) – A U.S. B-52 bomber was spotted in the eastern Mediterranean this week, as the aircraft itself was flying with an F-16 escort provided by the Greek Air Force.

According to the Russian aviation publication Avia.Pro, the U.S. B-52 bomber made an unexpected approach to the Russian Hmeimim (var. Khmeimim) Airbase in western Syria, which caught their forces in the region off guard.

“A few hours ago, initially over the southern part of Greece, and subsequently already close to Cyprus, the American strategic bomber B-52 was tracked, which was a rather big surprise due to the approach to its approach to the Russian Hmeimim Airbase. The exact route of the U.S. strategic bomber remains unknown; however, according to a number of sources, the plane flew close to the border of Syria before heading into Jordanian airspace,” the publication reported.

For what purpose, the American strategic bomber B-52 appeared next to Russian military bases in Syria, so far remains unknown, however, these aircraft were previously seen in imitation of attacks on Russian military bases located in the region, in connection with which , experts believe that this is another attempt to scare Russia with an American presence.

“It is noteworthy to mention that previously unconfirmed information appeared that the Russian Hmeimim Airbase is no longer under the protection of the S-400 air defense system,” they added.

Some rumors began to surface last week about the Russian military’s alleged deactivation of their S-400 system in Syria. If true, this may have been one of the reasons the U.S. made the close approach; however, these flights are rarely discussed by either the U.S. or Russia.

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Peter Wallace
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2019-11-03 02:22

The crew would have done a Baghdadi in their underwear had the Russians lit them up , Locked on and incoming.

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Stern Daler
2019-11-03 11:27
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No special reason but normal to activate and spy on the defenses.

Daeshbags-Sux
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2019-11-03 12:04
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Avia.Pro is even less reliable as SOHR

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Stern Daler
2019-11-03 22:52
Reply to  Daeshbags-Sux

at death 2, no matter – because normal testing of gear.

Like SOHR saying. Fights in Syria.

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2019-11-24 12:17
Reply to  Stern Daler

It’s not about it : Open channel = emergency frequency. Everyone in the air community would have heard it = BS, period!

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2019-11-24 23:49
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BS and propaganda for the public.
Trying to test gear. Normal.

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Stern Daler
2019-11-24 13:05
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, No. They would not because they had achieved their mission objective.

Triggering the tracer radars in peace.

p.s. All is part of a game both sides enjoy since decades along the Baltic coast. To shock a crew You would have to scratch their cockpit with Your wing or shag Your co pilot in plain view.

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2019-11-24 20:47
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Yes I know , but it is fun to play the imagine game also.. Probably take their co pilot shagging your co pilot but anyway fun and games had by All.