Aircraft P-8A Poseidon

Russia fighter jets Sukhoi SU-27 type prevents reconnaissance aircraft P-8A Poseidon United States, which is leading to the borders of Russia in the Black Sea. A mention of the information, the distance both aircraft only 10 meters in the air, so it is very risky.

Russia call Ministry, interception conducted fighter jets Russia is in compliance procedures, and they were flying in international airspace. “A United States Spy Plane P-8A Poseidon had already twice tried to approach the border, with their transponders turned off position to avoid being caught on radar,” said Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, as resulted from reuters.

Aircraft P-8A Poseidon Intercepted

Instead, u.s. officials call, the action of Sukhoi SU-27 aircraft on Wednesday (7/9) as an intrusion and malicious actions. Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis says the U.S. Navy plane, the P-8A Poseidon was conducting routine operations in international airspace when the fighter jets Russia making the maneuvers harm.

“This action is actually not necessary, due to the increasing tension, and thus could lead to miscalculations or accidents,” he said. A U.S. Defense official cited the AFP news agency says Russia, Sukhoi SU-27 flying within 10 metres, before later docked until only three meters.

Russia’s Defense Ministry says interception of U.S. plane made to ensure it visually. “Russia fly Aircraft closer to the spy plane were to get visual confirmation number and identify their wings. After that the American planes that change directions sharply and flew away, “said a statement of Russia.