A Russian Su-27 fighter jet intercepted an RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft, two fighters and a UK refueling aircraft over the Black Sea over the Black Sea. This was announced on Tuesday, October 6, at the National Center for Defense Management (NTSUO) of the Russian Federation.
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According to the center, Russian airspace control over the neutral waters of the Black Sea detected four air targets approaching the Russian border.
“To identify air targets and prevent violation of the state border of the Russian Federation, a Su-27 fighter was taken from the air defense duty forces of the Southern Military District. The crew of the Russian fighter identified the aerial targets as a strategic reconnaissance aircraft RC-135, two Typhoon fighters, a UK Air Force KS-3 refueling aircraft and escorted them over the Black Sea, ”the statement said.
It is indicated that no violation of the Russian border was allowed. The fighter returned to the home base after the turn of foreign military aircraft. The flight took place strictly in accordance with international rules for the use of airspace.
On September 24, the SU-27 took off to intercept the US Air Force B-52H strategic bomber heading for the Russian state borders. After removing the aircraft, the aircraft returned to the home airfield.
On September 9, the Ministry of Defense showed footage of an interception carried out by a Russian Su-27 fighter over the Baltic Sea: a day earlier, a Russian MiG-29 fighter intercepted a P-3C Orion aircraft of the Norwegian Air Force over the Barents Sea.