The Russian Air Force today took out Su-27 fighter jets to intercept and identify two US Air Force planes flying over the Baltic Sea in northern Europe, bordering Russia.
Tension in the sky in recent hours On the Baltic SeaIn northern Europe, where A A Russian Su-27 fighter jet intercepted two American bombers He flew over the border between NATO countries and Russia. The Russian Defense Ministry, quoted by Moscow news agencies, said this today. There was no contact between the three planes and the collision took place at a distance until the two bombers changed course.
The Russian Air Force is said to have been called a fight, i.e They took down an interceptor fighter jet To intercept and identify unknown or enemy aircraft reported on radar approaching one’s positions. “On October 24, 2023, Russian airspace control assets in the Baltic Sea detected two air targets approaching the state border of the Russian Federation. In order to identify air targets and prevent the violation of the state border, the Su-27 of the Air Defense Forces was ordered to take off immediately, as explained by the Moscow Ministry of Defense.
“The crew of the Russian fighter jet identified the air targets Two US Air Force aircraft, B-1B strategic bombers”, they clarified from the Russian Ministry of Defense. As their Su-27 approached from Moscow, the American planes turned in the opposite direction. “When the Russian warplane approached, foreign strategic bombers made a turn on the state border of the Russian Federation. The Russian plane returned to its own airfield and did not cross the state border of the Russian Federation”, the Russians again underlined, and the Su-27 warplane safely returned to the base.
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“The combat flight was carried out in strict compliance with international regulations on the use of airspace over neutral waters consistent with security measures,” they concluded from Moscow.
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