Strategic reconnaissance aircraft, the U.S. air force RC-135W was spotted at the Russian border. On the eve of the American spy plane was intercepted by a Russian su-27 fighter near the Kaliningrad oblast, but on Tuesday the same aircraft again went to the side of the Baltic sea.
American aircraft, took to the air from an airbase in the UK, again went to the coast of the Kaliningrad region. About it reports “Interfax” referring to the aviation portals that track the movement of military aviation.
The aircraft marked RC-135W CAMUS47 and the call sign was seen in the southern part of the Baltic sea at an altitude of 10 thousand meters. Scout spends a 10-hour observation flight, during which he nearly two hours will be near the Russian border.
Over the last month is the fourth approach of American aircraft to the Russian borders in the Baltic sea, reports “Interfax”. So, on Monday, may 9, the same aircraft tail number 62-4131 was intercepted by a Russian su-27 fighter near the Kaliningrad oblast. It is noted that U.S. intelligence officer was flying with the transponder is enabled and is visible on radar.
Recall that on April 29, the Pentagon declared a “dangerous maneuver” of the Russian su-27 close to American reconnaissance RC-135U in the neutral zone over the Baltic sea. It was reported that the su-27 approached “the American” at a distance of about 30 meters at full speed and performed a barrel roll – rotate about the longitudinal axis by 360 degrees.
To reassure the American military rushed and the representative of the Ministry of defense of Russia major-General Igor Konashenkov. According to him, all flights by Russian aircraft are in compliance with international regulations use of airspace.
Konashenkov noted that “reconnaissance aircraft RC-135U whenever trying to sneak up to the Russian border with the transponder turned off”. Because of this, the duty air defense forces necessary to levitate the fighter, “to visually identify aircraft type and tail number”.Related posts: