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Monday, February 19, 2018

The Pentagon said about dangerous intercept by a Russian fighter plane of the U.S. air force

The Pentagon has accused Russia of interception of an American reconnaissance aircraft. The interception in the Ministry of defense of the United States is characterized as “unsafe”, and has the task of international airspace the aircraft of U.S. air force by their actions, such a reaction trigger could not. The interception lasted 24 minutes. In the Russian VKS has not yet commented on this statement.

As CNN reports, the U.S. Department of defense made accusations against Russia after a Russian su-30 made the interception of reconnaissance aircraft P-8A Poseidon Military-air forces of the United States. According to the representative of military Department Michelle Baldanza, the interception was “dangerous”, as the Russian fighter aircraft crossed the course of American aircraft from right to left. Because of this, scout was in the afterburner jet su-30. Poseidon forced off course “with 15-degree roll with strong turbulence”. The Russian aircraft was from a US air force plane at a distance of about 15 meters, said at the Pentagon.

Thus the representative of US Department of defense claims that provocations by U.S. reconnaissance aircraft could not be.

“Performed the task of international airspace and avoid action that could provoke such behavior of the Russian side”, – she said.

The interception lasted for 24 minutes, said the Pentagon. The incident occurred on Saturday. In the command of the Russian aerospace forces, this statement has not yet commented on.

Boeing P-8 Poseidon is designed to detect and destroy enemy submarines and also used to participate in anti-ship and search and rescue.


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