Sukhoi Su-27 fighters from Russia’s Southern Navy District had been launched on Monday (June 29, 2020) after two spy planes of america of America had been tracked over the Black Sea. The Sukhoi Su-27 fighters intercepted a squadron of US Navy P-8A Poseidon and US Air Power RC-135 strategic reconnaissance plane.
“On June 29, a US Navy P-8A “Poseidon” patrol airplane and a US AF RC-135 strategic reconnaissance plane had been detected and escorted by SMD obligation air protection forces over the impartial waters of the Black sea. At a substantial distance from the state border of the Russian Federation, US plane had been repeatedly accompanied by Russian technique of management,” the Russian Protection Ministry stated in a press launch.
“To intercept targets, Su-27 fighters from the air protection obligation forces within the Southern Navy District had been airlifted. There was no violation of the State border of the Russian Federation. The flights of Russian plane had been carried out in strict accordance with Worldwide guidelines for the usage of airspace over impartial waters, with out violating the borders of different states,” the assertion added.
The US P-8A Poseidon is tasked with anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASUW), and delivery interdiction roles whereas the RC-135 is used for gathering intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
Just a few days again on June 26, 2020, one other aerial intercept had been carried out by Russian Sukhoi fighters of US navy plane over the impartial waters of Black Sea. On the event a Sukhoi Su-30 was scrambled after a US Navy P-8A Poseidon, an RC-135 and a KC-135 aerial refuelling tanker of the US Air Power had been tracked by Russia’s Southern Navy District.
A 1.48-minute-long video of the Sukhoi Su-30 intercepting the US plane on June 26 was posted by the Russian Protection Ministry on its Fb web page. The video additionally confirmed the KC-135 tanker refuelling the RC-135 midair through the flight over the Black Sea.