16:51 GMT +314 November 2019
Listen Live
    Su-27SM fighter lands as part of the tactical flight drill by fighter aircraft of the Eastern Military District conducted at Tsentralnaya Uglovaya military airfield in Primorye Territory

    Su-27 Fighter Jet Scrambled to Intercept US Spy Plane Near Russian Airspace

    © Sputnik / Vitaliy Ankov
    Military & Intelligence
    Get short URL
    5284
    Subscribe

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A Russian Su-27 fighter jet was scrambled to identify and intercept an air target approaching the Russian airspace over the Baltic Sea, the Russian Defence Ministry said Thursday.

    “A Su-27 fighter on air defence duty was scrambled to establish the origin of the target and intercept it,” the ministry said in a statement.

    According to the statement, the Russian fighter jet approached the target at a safe distance identified it as an RC-135 reconnaissance plane of the US Air Force.

    "The Russian fighter jet returned safely to its home base after the foreign aircraft flew away from the Russian border," the ministry stressed.

    READ MORE: WATCH Su-27 Fighter Jet Intercept US Poseidon Military Aircraft Over Baltic Sea

    Last month, the Russian military said that a Russian Su-27 fighter jet was scrambled to identify and intercept Swedish spy plane near the border.

    Related:

    New US Missile Defence Strategy to Include 20 New Interceptors in Alaska - Trump
    US House Armed Services Committee Objects to Investment in Space Interceptors
    More Bang, More Buck: US Considers Adding ICBM Interceptors to F-35
    Japan Reportedly Sent Out Jets to Intercept Chinese Spy Plane Over E China Sea
    Tags:
    interception, fighter jet, RC-135, Su-27, United States, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik