Commander of US air forces in Europe and Africa, General Frank Gorenc said that when the interception of American military aircraft Russian are very professional.
Basically, Russian drivers keep a distance of 50 feet (15.2 meters) that the Pentagon consider a safe distance.
“We often meet with the Russians in international airspace near him. Most of these intercepts remain professional, but, periodically, there are discussions on the specific professionalism of the crew, whose actions force us to pay attention and wonder: “What are they doing?” noted Gorani in an interview with a specialized edition of Air Force Times .
The General also stressed the need for greater training of American pilots in the situation of a growing threat from the Russian side”.
As writes Lenta.<url>, the number of unsafe from the point of view of Americans, interceptions, over the last years has not changed. The maximum for this indicator was achieved in 2014.