Photo: Maksim Blinov / RIA Novosti
Russian su-27 fighter rose into the air to intercept the reconnaissance aircraft of the air force United States Boeing P-8A Poseidon (“Poseidon”). This was announced on Monday, January 28, the Ministry of defense of Russia, reports “Interfax”.
It is noted that an air target approaching the border of Russia, was discovered over neutral waters of the Baltic sea. To intercept rose in the air su-27 from the composition of the active-duty air defense forces. He flew into the aircraft at a safe distance and identified it as a spy plane. The fighter returned to the home airfield when the U.S. aircraft departed from the Russian border. When it happened, not specified.
On 25 January it was reported that for the week intelligence activities along the borders of Russia were 19 aircraft.
The day before it was reported that the Russian military discovered over neutral waters of the Baltic sea unknown aerial target approaching the state border, and raised on duty, the su-27. It turned out that it was a Swedish spy plane “Gulf stream”. It was noted that he was flying without the transponder. Russian defense Ministry posted a video of his interception.
Video, photo All from Russia.