Journalists on the American military ship “mount Whitney”, captured flying near the Russian anti-submarine aircraft Tu-142MK “Alexander Mozhaysky”. Photos published in the Twitter the correspondent of the French Agency AFP in Norway Pierre-Henri Deye.
“This is not the first time we observed this, but first see it with the naked eye”, — quotes Deye in his report, a marine who also witnessed the flight of Tu-142.
“Mount Whitney” is involved in the strategic NATO exercises Trident Juncture 2018 (the”Single Trident-2018″), which takes place from 25 October to 7 November in Norway, the Baltic sea and the North Atlantic. It is the largest post-cold war military maneuvers of the North Atlantic Alliance. Moscow is concerned about these exercises: so, on Smolensk square noted that in the framework of the Trident Juncture 2018 “in fact, to be proven the latest developments from the NATO military experts at power “containment” of Russia as close to our climatic conditions.”
Command ship “mount Whitney”, launched in January 1970, is the flagship of the U.S. Sixth fleet. He is armed with 25-millimeter automatic cannon, machine guns, and equipped for dealing with anti-ship missiles.
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