After a US spy plane was intercepted over the Black Sea by a Russian fighter jet, the US Navy released a whole series of videos depicting the incident from different angles, and complaining that the interaction was apparently “unsafe”.
The videos released by the US military show how a Russian Sukoi Su-27 supermaneuverable fighter jet intercepts a US EP-3 Aries signal intelligence (SIGINT) plane flying over the Black Sea, with the distance between the two planes at times apparently being no more than five feet.
The Russian Ministry of Defense replied that the intercept was carried out in order to prevent the Aries from violating Russian airspace and added that the Pentagon may want “to issue new maps with correct Russian airspace borders to all the crews.”
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# Eduardo, compliment, gute Antwort. Gruß
The Russians had been with that P-3 for a couple of hours and were getting bored. The Flanker pilot spotted that the Orion pilot was getting a cup of coffee delivered and, as they had not offered him, their new friend a cup. So he decided to make them spill it in their laps.
This was the actual dangerous move the Pentagon complained about, very hot coffee in their pilots groin!
Perhaps a new iphone app for our young pilots. It may be that the Russians have drawn a line that you cross at your own peril.
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