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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Russia raised the fighters to intercept strategic bombers USA

Russia urgently raised in the air the su-27 fighter jets to intercept two bombers of the United States, observed at the borders of the Russian Federation in the Kaliningrad region. The aircraft most likely carried out in the area intelligence functions.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

Near Kaliningrad noticed two strategic bomber b-52N, the U.S. air force. According to “Interfax”, they flew in the morning from the base of Fairford in the UK and were in the area of the Baltic sea and Poland. The flight of the American “strategists” were enabled transponders.

The report said that to intercept the US bombers, Russia was lifted in the air su-27. However, data on whether between the pilots radio contact is not given.

Recall that the US strategic bombers were deployed from Barksdale air base in Louisiana to the UK last week. They participate in several exercises, including Saber Strike and BALTOPS, which take place in the Baltic.

In this regard, it can be expected that-52N in the next few days can make and other flights near the Russian borders in the Baltic sea.

According to the Agency, except bombers South-West of the Russian border was discovered and NATO aircraft, airborne early warning and control AWACS.


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