Friday, April 29, 2016
Russian supersonic warplane flies within 50 feet of US spy plane in Asia just a week after Pentagon hit out at the Kremlin
A Russian warplane flew within 50 feet of a US surveillance aircraft in Asia last week.
The US P-8 Maritime Patrol reconnaissance was conducting a routine mission in international airspace near the Kamchatka Peninsula on April 21.
But during the exercise, it was intercepted by an MiG-31 Russian jet - a supersonic jet, which is one of the fastest combat planes in the world.
It came just days after a Russian Su-27 barrel-rolled over an American RC-135 reconnaissance plane near the Baltic Sea on April 14 - a move deemed 'unsafe' by the Pentagon.
The US P-8 Maritime Patrol reconnaissance, was conducting a routine mission in international airspace near the Kamchatka Peninsula on April 21 when it was intercepted by an MiG-31 Russian jet (file image pictured)
The Russian jet began its course on the left side of the American reconnaissance plane, then went over it while spiraling on itself and finished on the right side.
And on April 11, the Pentagon slammed Russia after two Su-24 aircraft came within feet of the USS Donald Cook, a missile destroyer.
Secretary of State John Kerry said the Navy ship could have opened fire on the Russian military jets that buzzed around it.
The altercations come as Russia increases its patrol of borders using attack submarines.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3564083/Russian-supersonic-warplane-flies-50-feet-spy-plane-Asia-just-week-Pentagon-hit-Kremlin-two-close-encounters-Baltic-Sea.html#ixzz47AxqUpZI