Sunday, 12 April 2015

Russian fighter jet intercepts U.S plane

Russian fighter jet double crossed U.S reconnaissance plane.

United States is complaining to Moscow about the unsafe occurrence.

According to professionals,the Russian fighter jet intercepted them in an unsafe manner which was not professional.

The RC-135C combat sent,similar to this one was intercepted in an &quot,unsafe and unprofessional manner earlier this week,according to pentagon.

The RC-35U provides strategic electronic reconnaissance information to the president, secretary of defense, Department of Defense leaders and theater commanders, Air Force said. 

On Tuesday, a U.S. RC-135U was flying over the Baltic Sea when it was intercepted by a Russia SU-27 Flanker. The Pentagon said the incident occurred in international airspace north of Poland.

USA crew accepted that Russian fighter jet action was unsafe, "unsafe and unprofessional due to the aggressive maneuvers it performed in close proximity to their aircraft and its high rate of speed," Pentagon spokesman Mark Wright added.

But according to Russian state news agency,"the USA plane was flying towards the Russian border with its transponder switch off."

Russia Defense Ministry spokesman. Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that the Russian jet flew around the U.S. plane several times so that they could identify it and get its tail number.

Meanwhile, an official with the U.S. European Command said,"the claim that the transponder was off was false."

Wright, Pentagon spokesman said,"the Pentagon and State Department will "file the appropriate petition through diplomatic channels" with Russia.

Pentagon complained to the Russia military about the incident when Russia jet flew within 100feet of a RC-135U over the Sea of Okhotsk in the western Pacific,U.S. officials said and he called it "one of the most dangerous close passes in decades."

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