On the eve of the Pentagon complained that the Russian su-27 a dangerous distraction flew over the American spy plane in the skies over the Baltic sea. States every time after such incident, expressing concerns about the actions of the Russian military. The Russian defense Ministry said the reasons for the maneuvers — first turn on the transponder.
We will remind, on CNN, Pentagon spokesman said that Russian su-27 performed aerobatics “barrel”, circled around the spy plane of the U.S. air force RC-135 at a distance of 30 meters. She noted that this maneuver is dangerous and can lead to the escalation of relations between the two countries.
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These words are commented in the state Duma of the Russian Federation. The head of the State Duma Committee on defense Vladimir Komoedov said that it was “not peak and not an imitation attack.” “It’s all right. It is not a dangerous maneuver”, – quotes its “Interfax”.
To reassure the American military rushed and the representative of Russian defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov: all flights by Russian aircraft are in compliance with international regulations use of airspace.
The question, according to him, only that the American RC-135U, when every time “to sneak up to the Russian border”, turns off the transponder. Because of this, the duty air defense forces have to lift in air the fighter, “to visually identify aircraft type and tail number”.
“We are already starting to get used to the insults of representatives of the Pentagon for alleged “unprofessional” maneuvers of our fighters”, – he added.
Konashenko, suggested two solutions to problems — or do not fly near the Russian border, or include a transponder. “By the way, the other reconnaissance aircraft Boeing OC-135B in the framework of the international Treaty on “Open skies” landed today in Ulan-Ude. And no one raised fighter jets to identify it”, – said in a release by the defense Ministry.Related posts: