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Monday, October 24, 2016

A reconnaissance plane of the U.S. air force once again caught at the Russian border in the Baltic sea

American spy plane again spotted near the Russian border in the neutral zone in the Baltic. He flew to intercept Russian su-27.

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Reconnaissance aircraft with the tail number and call sign 64-14844 ELGIN33 taking off from air force base Mildenhall in the United Kingdom, approached the coast of the Kaliningrad region.

USAF RC-135V 64-14844 c/s ELGIN33 airborne over southern Baltic sea. Prob. intercepted by Flanker. Transponder is on.

Baltic Watch (@BalticWatch) 15 may 2016

According to Western media, it performs the task in the southern part of the Baltic sea. The flight duration of RC-135 at an average of 10 hours, two of which holds the plane near the Russian border, Interfax reports.

The intercept from an air base in Kaliningrad region flew the Russian su-27 fighter.

Earlier in the Russian defense Ministry proposed to solve the problem of the flight of Russian fighter jets in the skies over the Baltic in two ways — to stop flying near the Russian borders, or at least to turn on the transponder.

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From RC-135V transponder was turned on – it can be seen on the radar.

This is the fifth such case in a week. A similar incident occurred a few days ago.

Read the story: Us spy plane intercepted by su-27, again close to the Russian border

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