Us military aircraft these days is conducting regular maneuvers near Russian borders. In the framework of the exercise BALTOPS aircraft of NATO countries, including the us, regularly making sorties over the waters of the Baltic sea and often close to the borders of Russia. Russian aircraft leaves this show of force without an answer, each time rising in the air fighters for formal interception. It happened on Thursday, June 9, when su-27 flew to welcome overseas fellows rushed in the direction of Kaliningrad.
Photo: U.S. Dept of Defense
On the morning of June 9 in the Fairford airbase in the UK to complete the task in the Baltic sea flew three American strategic bomber, two b-1B and single-52N. To intercept American military aircraft over the Baltic sea from an air base in Kaliningrad region flew the Russian su-27 fighter, specifies “Interfax”.
Russian aircraft approached very close to the American bombers. And since there were a few, one of the aircraft managed to carry out aerial maneuver rapprochement. The footage released by the Pentagon.
The pictures can be seen as a “small” fighter carefully, but seem to be very near, accompanied by one of the Americans. Interestingly, the U.S. military said the interception was carried out professionally and did not pose a threat to aircraft.
#Photobomb! A #Russian Su-27 Flanker got into our shot ? during a #BALTOPS sortie over the #BalticSea today. The intercept was deemed safe. pic.twitter.com/SMwGfE2QYr
— U. S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) 9 Jun 2017
On Saturday, June 10, exercises continued. All the same bombers b-1B and b-52N in the amount of two pieces flew from the base Fairford. At the same time the borders of the Kaliningrad region was seen by American reconnaissance plane RC-135W, launched from the British air base Mildenhall.
Recently in Washington trying to accuse Moscow of incompetence in intercepting NATO aircraft. The American media often report about “dangerous” encounters, and alleged aggressive actions of the Russian. The Pentagon in the official review smooths the corners. So, on may 9, when Russia celebrated Victory Day over the Black sea Russian su-27 and American anti-submarine P-8A Poseidon. American media claimed that the planes almost touched each other and missed only 7 meters. In the U.S. Navy stated that the actions of both pilots were professional. The defense Ministry, commenting on the incident, called the actions of the su-27 “maneuver greetings”.