Ðîññèÿ. Ðàçâåäûâàòåëüíûé ñàìîëåò RC-135 ÂÂÑ ÑØÀ íàä íåéòðàëüíûìè âîäàìè ×åðíîãî ìîðÿ. Äëÿ ïåðåõâàòà â âîçäóõ áûë ïîäíÿò èñòðåáèòåëü Ñó-27 ìîðñêîé àâèàöèè ×åðíîìîðñêîãî ôëîòà èç ñîñòàâà äåæóðíûõ ïî ÏÂÎ Þæíîãî âîåííîãî îêðóãà. Ñíèìîê ñ âèäåî. Ìàêñèìàëüíî âîçìîæíîå êà÷åñòâî. Ìèíîáîðîíû ÐÔ/ÒÀÑÑ ÔÎÒÎ ÏÐÅÄÎÑÒÀÂËÅÍÎ ÒÐÅÒÜÅÉ ÑÒÎÐÎÍÎÉ. ÒÎËÜÊÎ ÄËß ÐÅÄÀÊÖÈÎÍÍÎÃÎ ÈÑÏÎËÜÇÎÂÀÍÈß

MOSCOW, September 3. /TASS/. Russian MiG-31 jet fighter was scrambled to intercept a US RC-135 and a UK Sentinel reconnaissance planes over the Barents Sea Thursday, Russia’s National Defense Control Center reported.

According to the military, on September 3, Russian radars discovered air targets approaching the Russian border over the Barents Sea. A Northern Fleet’s MiG-31 was scrambled to identify the aircraft and to prevent them from violating the Russian border.

“The Russian plane’s crew identified the air targets as the US Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance plane and the UK Royal Air Force’s R.1 Sentinel reconnaissance plane,” the center said.

After the NATO planes turned away from the Russian border, the MiG-31 returned to the home airfield.

The center underscored that the sortie was performed in strict compliance with the international air law.

This was the second MiG-31 sortie to intercept targets over the Barents Sea conducted on Thursday. Earlier, another MiG was scambled to drive a Norwegian Orion patrol plane away from the Russian border.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

India Could Become the Next Breeding Ground for Radicalism

India is reeling from protests all across the country against an ill-advised and communally divisive law, the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA),  which was passed by the Hindu nationalist government of Narendra Modi. The political images coming out of India speak…

Russia’s MiG-25s Flew Fast Enough to Destroy Their Own Engines

Here’s What You Need to Remember: In contrast with its older cousin, the MiG-21, a very limited number of Foxbats remain in service. Most of these fly in the Algerian Air Force and the Syrian Arab Air Force, although some reports have…

Two Tu-160 strategic bombers make 14-hour-long planned flight

MOSCOW, January 20./TASS/. Two Russian Tu-160 strategic missile-carrying bombers have completed a 14-hour-long flight over the neutral waters of the Arctic Ocean, the Barents Sea and the Shite Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry told journalists on Wednesday. “Two strategic missile…

Meet the Tirpitz: The Nazi Battleship That Refused to Die

Key Point: The Tirpitz may have been an inglorious kind of success for having forced the Allies to divert such disproportionate resources to contain and eventually destroy her. At 3 AM on the morning of November 13, 1944, three airfields in…