US Air Force bombers engage in a tense mid-air confrontation with a Russian fighter jet near the border
TWO US strategic bombers were engaged in a tense air confrontation over the Baltic Sea with a Russian warplane.
According to the National Defense Control Center, now part of the Russian Defense Ministry, the B-1B bombers are said to have flown in the direction of the Russian border.
According to the center, Russian radar picked up the two planes over the Baltic Sea as they approached the Russian border.
A Baltic Fleet Su-27 fighter jet was thrown into the air.
The NCUO said: “The crew of the Russian fighter aircraft classified the air targets as two US Air Force B-1B strategic bombers and manned the established air surveillance zone.”
“After the departure of foreign military aircraft from the state border of the Russian Federation, the Russian fighter returned to the home base.”
On March 21 of this year, a Russian Su-35 fighter jet was sent to intercept two US strategic bombers also flying over the Baltic Sea.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the planes were identified as two US Air Force B-52 strategic bombers that were “flying toward the state border of the Russian Federation.”
Before the B-52s were intercepted by Vladimir Putin’s planes, a photo shows them being escorted by Polish F-16 jets over the Baltic Sea.
It came after Russian warplanes dumped fuel on a US Reaper drone before crashing into it over the Black Sea.
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