A Russian Su-27 fighter jet intercepted an American Poseidon patrol aircraft over the Black Sea. This was announced on Friday, September 18, at the National Defense Management Center (NTSUO).
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The report notes that the foreign aircraft was detected using radars.
“To identify the air target and prevent violation of the state border of the Russian Federation, a Su-27 fighter from the air defense forces of the Southern Military District was taken into the air,” the center said.
It is noted that the crew of the Russian fighter identified the air target as a US Navy P-8A Poseidon base patrol aircraft. As a result, the American plane turned away from the Russian border.
The day before, a Russian Su-27 fighter from the Baltic Fleet intercepted two aircraft from the US Navy and the Swedish Air Force over neutral waters of the Baltic Sea. On the same day, a Russian MiG-31 intercepted two American bombers in the skies over the Bering Sea.