Earlier Saturday, the Defence Ministry’s National Defence Management Center reported that an Aerospace Forces Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet had been scrambled to intercept a Lockheed EP-3E Aries II as it approached Russia’s maritime borders in the Black Sea.

Russia’s Defence Ministry has released footage of the August 15 interception of a US Navy reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea.

The video, filmed from inside the cockpit of the Russian jet shows the US turboprop aircraft in flight, its US NAVY markings clearly visible, with the Su-27 flying steadily several hundred meters away from the US plane.

The MoD reported on the incident earlier Saturday, saying that the Su-27 had been scrambled after the US aircraft was picked up by Russian radars, and adding that the EP-3E changed course after being approached by the Russian plane.

The Russian military has reported a dramatic uptick in incidents of US and other NATO aircraft probing Russia’s defences in the Black, Baltic and Barents Seas, as well as the Sea of Okhotsk and Sea of Japan in Russia’s Far East in recent weeks. At least three similar incidents have been reported in the last week alone.

 

Source: Sputnik

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