Russian jet threatens U.S. reconnaissance aircraft

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Sukhoi Su 27

A Russian fighter jet flew dangerously close to a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft on Thursday in the latest military provocation by Moscow over the Baltic Sea, the U.S. European Command said Saturday.

The U.S. aircraft, a militarized Boeing 707 jet, was operating in international airspace and at no time crossed into Russian territory, said the Navy, as reported first by The Washington Free Beacon.

“On April 14, a U.S. Air Force RC-135 aircraft flying a routine route in international airspace over the Baltic Sea was intercepted by a Russian Su-27 in an unsafe and unprofessional manner,” Navy Capt. Danny Hernandez on Saturday told Fox News and other new gathering agencies.

One comment to “Russian jet threatens U.S. reconnaissance aircraft”
  1. WTH? “unsafe and unprofessional”? Ruskie didn’t use his turn signal or he cut them off making the next angles exit?? These are war machines doing recon & intercept, rubbing paint is nothing new. The recon aircrew will probably have to undergo group therapy after this death defying encounter.
    With the poor civilian leadership of the U.S. and our military ordered to “play” nice, the Ruskies know this and will put dents in our fenders every time. Damn lucky the recon pilot didn’t fly to the nearest Russian airbase & surrender his crew and plane.

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